Scripture Verse

For yet a little while, and He that shall come will come, and will not tarry. Hebrews 10:37


Words: Ano­ny­mous, in Songs of Zi­on, 1864.

Music: Pres­ton (Mac­lean) Jo­seph Mac­lean, 1898 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Mac­lean (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


And is it so? A lit­tle while,
And then the life un­dy­ing,
The light of God’s un­cloud­ed smile,
The sing­ing for the sigh­ing?
A lit­tle while! O glo­ri­ous word,
Sweet so­lace of our sor­row;
And then for­ev­er with the Lord,
The ev­er­last­ing mor­row.

Then be it ours to jour­ney on
In paths that He de­crees us,
Where His own feet be­fore have gone,
Our strength, our hope, our Je­sus;
In lowly fel­low­ship with Him
The cross ap­point­ed bear­ing;
For O a crown no grief can dim
One day we shall be wear­ing.

O ’twill be pass­ing sweet to gaze
On Him in all His glo­ry;
And lost in love and glad am­aze
To shout re­demp­tion’s sto­ry;
Till an­gels bend to catch the strain
Our hu­man lips are swell­ing,
And wor­thy is the Lamb once slain,
Resounds through Hea­ven’s high dwell­ing.