Scripture Verse

A little while, and ye shall see Me. John 16:16

Introduction

Words: James G. Deck, ap­pen­dix to Hymns for the Poor of the Flock, 1841.

Music: Le­ba­non (Darn­ton) Charles Darn­ton (1836–1933) (writ­ten be­fore 1922) (🔊 pdf nwc).

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portrait
James G. Deck
(1802–1884)

Lyrics

A little while! our Lord shall come,
And we shall wander here no more;
He’ll take us to our Father’s home,
Where He for us has gone before,
To dwell with Him, to see His face,
And sing the glories of His grace.

A little while! He’ll come again;
Let us the precious hours redeem;
Our only grief to give Him pain,
Our joy to serve and follow Him;
Watching and ready may we be,
As those who long their Lord to see.

A little while! ’twill soon be past;
Why should we shun the shame and cross?
O let us in His footsteps haste,
Counting for Him all else but loss;
O how will recompense His smile
The sufferings of this little while!

A little while! come, Savior, come!
For Thee Thy bride has tarried long;
Take Thy poor wearied pilgrims home,
To sing the new eternal song,
To see Thy glory and to be
In everything conformed to Thee!