Scripture Verse

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


Words: Tho­mas D. W. Mu­ir (1855–1931).

Music: Will­iam J. Kirk­pat­rick (1838–1921) (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know when this song was writ­ten, or where to get a good pho­to of Mu­ir (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

William J. Kirkpatrick


O child of God, there is for thee
A hope that shines amid the gloom,
A gladsome hope that thou shalt see
Thy Lord, for He will surely come.


He’ll come, yes, He’ll come and tarry not;
He’ll come, yes, He’ll come and tarry not;
He’ll come, He’ll come,
He’ll come and tarry not.

When in this world His hands had made,
No room was found for Jesus then;
The mountainside was oft His bed;
Now, glorified, He comes again.

Exalted now to Heaven’s throne,
The Savior there of sinful men;
His loving heart yearns o’er His own,
And for them He will come again.

O child of God, thy lot may be
Oft mixed with trial, grief and pain;
Look up, He’ll surely come for thee;
He says, I’ll quickly come again.

Then joy unmingled will be thine,
Earth’s tears and trials all forgot;
So cheer thy heart, no more repine,
His word is sure: He’ll tarry not.