Scripture Verse

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


Words: A. J. Cri­der, in Fount of Bless­ing, ed­it­ed by Ro­bert G. Sta­ples (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois & Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio: Cen­tral Book Con­cern, 1880), page 127.

Music: John F. Kin­sey (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Cri­der’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him or Kin­sey (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


Only a little more sorrow,
Only a little more pain;
Only a little more sighing—
Jesus is coming again.
Then, if I have been accepted,
Dying shall be my gain;
I shall be freed from its sorrows,
Jesus is coming again.

Only a little while longer,
Chilled by the blasts of the wind;
Only a few passing shadows,
Only a few sheaves to bind.
Jesus, I know, will be waiting,
Waiting for me to come;
And when the grain is all garnered,
Reapers shall shout, Harvest Home.