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.

“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



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Temperance Rallying Songs #133

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