Scripture Verse

The appointed time has grown short. 1 Corinthians 7:29

Introduction

Words: Phi­lip P. Bliss, The Charm (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Root & Ca­dy, 1871), num­ber 157.

Music: Potts­ville Phi­lip P. Bliss, 1871 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Philip P. Bliss
(1838–1876)

Lyrics

Only a few more years,
Only a few more cares,
Only a few more smiles and tears,
Only a few more prayers.

Only a few more wrongs,
Only a few more sighs,
Only a few more earthly songs,
Only a few goodbyes.

Then an eternal stay,
Then an eternal throng,
Then an eternal, glorious day,
Then an eternal song!