Better Further On

A gentle breeze from Eden's land

Author: Asa Hull
Tune: [A gentle breeze from Eden's land]
Published in 8 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 A gentle breeze from Eden’s land,
Wafts o’er the stream a heavenly song;
They’re singing on the shining strand,
That it’s better further on.

Chorus:
“It is better, it is better, it is better, it is better,
It is better, it is better, it is better, it is better,
It is better further on.”

2 I hear the soft, the glad refrain,
I catch the sound and then ‘tis gone;
They’re singing o’er and o’er again,
“It is better further on.” [Chorus]

3 By faith I look across the main,
Where lov’d ones have already gone,
Lo! they have caught the sweet refrain,
“It is better further on.” [Chorus]

4 Hope ever sings the self-same song,
To cheer the pilgrim, worn and wan.
Tho’ rough the road and, may be, long,
Yet, ‘tis better further on. [Chorus]


Source: Gospel Praise Book.: a collection of choice gems of sacred song suitable for church service, gospel praise meetings, and family devotions. (Complete ed.) #198

Author: Asa Hull

Asa Hull USA 1828-1907. Born in Keene, NY, he became a music publisher in New York City. He married Emma F Atherton, and they had a daughter, Harriett. He wrote many tunes and authored temperance rallying songs. He published 33 works, of which 21 were songbooks, between 1863-1895. He died in Philadelphia, PA. John Perry  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: A gentle breeze from Eden's land
Title: Better Further On
Author: Asa Hull
Language: English
Refrain First Line: It is better, it is better
Copyright: Public Domain

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 8 of 8)
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Gleanings of sacred song #14

Gospel Praise Book, enlarged ed. #d1

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Gospel Praise Book. #198

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Light and Life #112

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Prayer and Praise #215

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Songs of Praise and Delight #142

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Temperance Rallying Songs #133

The Gem of Gems #d2

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