1. A little more rough tossing,
Life's boist'rous sea while crossing,
And we shall land upon the strand,
Where all is calm and fair;
Beyond the breakers' power,
Where tempests never lower;
And all who gain that blest domain,
Shall rest and glory share.
2. A few more days of sighing,
Of sorrow and of crying,
And ev'ry tear shall disappear
From ev'ry weeping eye;
No shade of earthly sorrow,
Shall dim that fair tomorrow;
O glory bright, beyond earth's night,
My faith beholds Thee nigh!
3. A few more days to tarry,
Life's burdens still to carry,
Along the path, our Saviour hath
Ordained that we should go,
Oppressed by cares and dangers,
As pilgrims and as strangers;
And then the life with glory rife,
That ne'er an ill shall know.
Blackmer, Francis Augustus. (Ware, Massachusetts, February 17, 1855--October 8, 1930, Somerville, Massachusetts). Advent Christian musician. His parents, Augustus and Jane Blackmer, were among those caught up in the excitement of the Millerite Movement. One son, Fred, became an Advent Christian minister. Francis, with a talent recognized at an early age, consecrated his own life to Christian service as a musician. He was immersed in baptism at the Adventist campmeeting in Springfield, Massachusetts, by Elder Miles Grant.
His early years were spend in central Massachusetts, his schooling at Wilbraham Academy. He was largely self-taught in harmony and musical composition. He wrote the words and music to his first gospel song, "Out on the f… Go to person page >