Scripture Verse

And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.@Revelation 21:4

Introduction

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Eliza E. Hewitt
(1851–1920)

Words & Mu­sic: Eli­za E. Hew­itt, in Chris­tian Hymns No. 1, by J. Wil­bur Chap­man (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Hall-Mack, 1899) (🔊 pdf nwc).

Lyrics

Let us sing a song
That will cheer us by the way,
In a little while we’re going home;
For the night will end in the everlasting day,
In a little while we’re going home.

Refrain

In a little while, in a little while,
We shall cross the billow’s foam;
We shall meet at last,
When the stormy winds are past,
In a little while we’re going home.

We will do the work
That our hands may find to do,
In a little while we’re going home;
And the grace of God
Will our daily strength renew,
In a little while we’re going home.

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We will smooth the path
For some weary, way-worn feet,
In a little while we’re going home;
And may loving hearts
Spread around an influence sweet!
In a little while we’re going home.

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There’s a rest beyond,
There’s relief from every care,
In a little while we’re going home;
And no tears shall fall
In that city bright and fair,
In a little while we’re going home.

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