Farther On 546
Tune: Arranged by R. C. Lowry, 1923
Lyrics: Battle’s Collection of Hymns, 1814
Meter: 8s,7s (8,7,8,7)
Dark and stormy is the desert,
Thro' which pilgrims make their way,
Just beyond this vale of sorrow,
Lies the fields of endless day.
Farther on, but how much farther?
Count the milestones one by one,
Jesus will forsake us never,
It is better farther on.
There on flow'ry hills of pleasure,
Lie the fields of endless rest;
Love and joy peace forever,
Reign and triumph in each breast.
Mr. Lowry dated his song November 4, 1923.