A little while—our Lord shall come. J. G. Deck. [Advent.] Appeared in the Appendix to Hymns for the Poor of the Flock, 1841, in 4 stanzas of 6 lines, and later collections of the Plymouth Brethren. It passed into Dr. Walker's Cheltenham Collection, 1855; Snepp's Songs of Grace & Glory, 1872, and others. Original text in Snepp, with stanza i, line 4, “hath gone" for "has gone."
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)