Scripture Verse

A little while. Hebrews 10:37


Frances E. Townsley

Words: Fran­ces E. Towns­ley, in White Rib­bon Vi­bra­tions, 5th edi­tion, ed­it­ed by Flo­ra H. Cas­sel (Hast­ings, Ne­bras­ka: 1890).

Music: Fan­nie B. Bu­la (🔊 pdf nwc).

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


Traveler, tho’ thy feet are worn,
Climb a little longer!
Tho’ with thorns thy hands are torn,
Cling a little longer!
Thorns shall change to waving palms,
Tempests cease in heav’nly calms,
Joy shall banish thine alarms,
Wait a little longer!


As I walk the way no terror can alarm,
For He holds me with His ev­er­last­ing arms.

Tho’ thy heart is aching sore,
Bear a little longer!
Stands another cross before,
Lift a little longer!
No more heartache, no more pain,
In the land thou yet shall gain,
Only faithfully remain,
True a little longer!


Step by step climb higher still,
Climb a little longer!
At the top thy heart shall thrill,
Hope a little longer!
On thy brow shall shine a gem,
Sparkling in life’s diadem,
In the new Je­ru­sa­lem,
On a little longer!


Glory in the sunset land
Waits a little longer!
Till the loved shall clasp thy hand,
With a love grown stronger;
Friends are beckoning from the skies,
Urging on the soul that tries
Still to reach Heav’n’s paradise,
On! a little longer!