Farther On
Hymn Music from the ShapeNote Tradition

Farther On hymn music is one of the sweetest songs for a memorial service or funeral that you will ever find. 

Full of hope and promise, the melody and harmony are lovely and stirring. 

Offered here is a new piano arrangement, in the keys of D, Eb, F, and G.


Please scroll down the page for the links to the free downloadable PDFs.

Here is a closeup of page one, in the key of F:

Closeup of page one of the hymn Farther On in the key of F, for piano

Such beautiful words of hope are spoken in this song:

"As we travel through the desert, storms beset us by the way,
But beyond the river Jordan lies a field of endless day."

The chorus encourages believers to persevere, knowing God said, "I will never leave you, nor will I ever forsake you."  Joshua 1:5, Hebrews 13:5.

"Farther on, still go farther!  Count the milestones one by one;
Jesus will forsake you never.  It is better farther on."

Here is a closeup of the bottom of page one:

Farther On hymn in the key of D for piano, bottom of page one

And here is what the top of page two looks like, in the key of Eb.

Farther On hymn piano music, page two, in the key of E flat.

The long broken chord at the end of each chorus also serves as a rhythmic inducement for a congregation to jump back into the beginning of the next verse.  


You know how sometimes a hymn or worship chorus fails to supply a strong signal to the congregation?  I hope that will not be the case with this arrangement.





The links to the piano music:


Download Farther On hymn music for piano in the key of D


Download the funeral hymn in the key of Eb


Download Farther On in the key of F


Download this lovely hymn in the key of G





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