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 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)