788. A little while, our Lord shall come

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.

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.

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.

4 A little while, come, Saviour, come!
For thee thy church has tarried long;
Take thy poor, wearied pilgrims home,
To sing the new, eternal song.

Text Information
First Line: A little while, our Lord shall come
Author: Anon.
Publication Date: 1886
Topic: Waiting for Christ: Closing Work
Tune Information
Composer: Lowell Mason
Meter: L. M.
Key: E Major
Notes: Alternate tunes: #316, 538, or 875.

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