How Far is Heaven

Cat. #1050 (MFH #748) - As sung by Ollie Gilbert, Mountain View, Arkansas on March 11, 1970

A little child was waiting
For her Daddy, one day
It was time to meet him
When she heard her Mamma say
Come to Mommy darlin',
Please don't cry
Daddy's gone to Heaven
Way up in th sky

How far is Heaven
When can we go
To meet my Daddy
He's there, I know
How far is Heaven
Let's go tonight
I want my Daddy
To hold me tight

He went away so sudden
He couldn't say goodbye
I know he's up in Heaven
We'll meet him, bye an' bye
Th little girl trembled
Her tears in her eyes
She looked toward Heaven
An' then she replied