Scripture Verse

Make no tarrying, O my God. Psalm 40:17


Fanny Crosby (1820–1915)

Words: Fan­ny Cros­by, in The Glad Re­frain, by Ro­bert Low­ry & How­ard Doane (New York: Big­low & Main, 1886).

Music: W. How­ard Doane (🔊 pdf nwc).

W. Howard Doane (1832–1915)


’Tis only a little way on to my home,
And there in its sunshine for ever I’ll roam;
While all the day long I journey with song:
O beau­ti­ful Eden-land, thou art my home!


’Tis only a little way, only a little way;
’Tis only a little way on to my home!

’Tis only a little way farther to go,
O’er mountain and valley where dark waters flow;
My Sav­ior is near with blessings to cheer;
His Word is my guiding star—why should I fear?


’Tis only a little way: there shall I see
The friends that in glo­ry are waiting for me;
Their voices from home now float on the air—
They’re calling me tenderly, calling me there.