Song: Not Far from the Kingdom in Gospel Hymns No. 5

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Copyright 1886, by Ira D. Sankey

Published in Gospel Hymns No. 5 (Copyright 1890, by The Biglow & Main Co. and The John Church Co.)

Page 35
Format: Full words and music
Designation: 33
Verses: 4 verses

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Not Far from the Kingdom, #33

Lyrics

Verse 1
Not far, not far from the Kingdom,
Yet in the shadow of sin;
How many are coming and going!–
How few there are entering in!

Chorus
How few there are entering in!
How few there are entering in!
How many are coming and going!–
How few there are entering in!

Verse 2
Not far, not far from the Kingdom,
Where voices whisper and wait;
Too timid to enter in boldly,
So linger outside the gate.

Verse 3
Away in the dark and the danger,
Far out in the night and the cold;
There Jesus is waiting to lead you
So tenderly into His fold.

Verse 4
Not far, not far from the Kingdom,
’Tis only a little space;
But oh, you may still be for ever
Shut out from yon heavenly place!