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A Little While

“A little while,”—be brave, be strong

Author: J. H. Sammis
Tune: [“A little while,”—be brave, be strong]
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1 “A little while,”—be brave, be strong,
Hold fast the hope, He’ll not be long;
For His great love will never rest
Until He folds us to His breast.

“A little while!” “A little while!”
Oh, blessed hope, “A little while!”
Then free from care and toil we’ll rise,
To walk with Him in Paradise.

2 “A little while” to do and bear,
And one another’s load to share;
The watch to keep, the lamp to trim,
And then, forever be with Him. [Refrain]

3 “A little while!” how swiftly sped,
So brief a night we shall not dread;
But e’en the darkest hour beguile,
With that sweet word, “A little while.” [Refrain]

4 “A little while!” oh, who would grieve,
This scene of pain and death to leave,
To mount on eagle’s wing and soar
To rest with Him forevermore? [Refrain]

5 “A little while!” “A little while!”
We may not pass another stile
Till with our own beloved we meet,
Around our dear Redeemer’s feet. [Refrain]

Source: The Voice of Thanksgiving No. 2 #24

Author: J. H. Sammis

John H. Sammis was born in Brooklyn. He moved to Logansport, Indiana when ye was 22, where he was converted to Christianity. He was active in the Y.M.C.A., serving as secretary for the Terre Haute Association and later becoming State Secretary. After this, he studied at Lane and McCormack seminaries and was ordained in the Presbyterian church at Glidden, Iowa. He also pastored churches in Indianapolis, Grand Haven, MI, Red Wing and St. Paul, Minn. In 1909 he became associated with the Los Angeles Bible Institute. He wrote more that 100 hymns. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: “A little while,”—be brave, be strong
Title: A Little While
Author: J. H. Sammis
Refrain First Line: “A little while!” “A little while!”
Publication Date: 1916
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.


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The Voice of Thanksgiving No. 2 #24

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