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
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"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
“For yet a little while, and he that shall come will come, and will not tarry.” (Hebrews 10:37)
“(Of whom the world was not worthy:) they wandered in deserts, and in mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth.” (Hebrews 11:38)
“I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye.” (Psalm 32:8)
“In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.” (John 14:2-3)
“And they shall see his face; and his name shall be in their foreheads.” (Revelation 22:4)
“For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God.” (2 Corinthians 4:15)
“To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.” (Ephesians 1:6)
“Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.” (Ephesians 5:16)
“If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will my Father honor.” (John 12:26)
“For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps.” (1 Peter 2:21)
“Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.” (Matthew 24:42)
“Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.” (1 Thessalonians 5:6)
“And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.” (1 Thessalonians 1:10)
“And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.” (Luke 9:23)
“For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps.” (1 Peter 2:21)
“Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ.” (Philippians 3:8)
“If we suffer, we shall also reign with him: if we deny him, he also will deny us.” (2 Timothy 2:12)
“And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.” (Revelation 22:17)
“And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation.” (Revelation 5:9)
“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)