173. "A Little While"--The Lord Shall Come

6-8s.
by J.G. Deck
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"A little while"—the Lord shall come,
 
And we shall wander here no more;
 
He'll take us to His Father's home,
 
Where He for us is gone before—
 
To dwell with Him, to see His face,
 
And sing the glories of His grace.
Hebrews 10:37; Hebrews 11:38; Psalm 32:8; John 14:2-3; Revelation 22:4; 2 Corinthians 4:15; Ephesians 1:6
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"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 that wait their Lord to see.
Ephesians 5:16; John 12:26; 1 Peter 2:21; Matthew 24:42; 1 Thessalonians 5:6; 1 Thessalonians 1:10
3
"A little while"—'twill soon be past,
 
Why should we shun the promised cross?
 
Oh let us in His footsteps haste,
 
Counting for Him all else but loss!
 
For how will recompense His smile,
 
The sufferings of this "little while."
Luke 9:23; 1 Peter 2:21; Philippians 3:8; 2 Timothy 2:12
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"A little while"—come, Saviour, come!
 
For Thee Thy bride has tarried long:
 
Take Thy poor, waiting pilgrims home,
 
To sing the new eternal song,
 
To see Thy glory, and to be
 
In everything conformed to Thee!
Revelation 22:17; Revelation 5:9; John 17:24; Romans 8:29
“Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world.” (John 17:24)
“For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.” (Romans 8:29)