A little while, our Lord shall comeAuthor: James G. Deck
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1 "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.
2 "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.
3 "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!"
4 "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!
Source: The Cyber Hymnal #10105
A little while—our Lord shall come. J. G. Deck. [Advent.] Appeared in the Appendix to Hymns for the Poor of the Flock, 1841, in 4 stanzas of 6 lines, and later collections of the Plymouth Brethren. It passed into Dr. Walker's Cheltenham Collection, 1855; Snepp's Songs of Grace & Glory, 1872, and others. Original text in Snepp, with stanza i, line 4, “hath gone" for "has gone."
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
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|Small Church Music #4990||一點時候 (A little while, the Lord shall come)||一點時候 (A little while, the Lord shall come)||[A little while the Lord shall come]||<a href="/hymnal/hymn1984">Hymnary, 1984 - 聖徒詩歌</a>|
|The Cyber Hymnal #10105||"A Little While!" Our Lord Shall Come||"A little while!" our Lord shall come||LEBANON||James G. Deck||88.88.88||<cite>Hymns for the Poor of the Flock</cite>, 1841|