A little while together

A little while together

Author: Rachel Rivers
Tune: [A little while together]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

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1 A little while together
We tread life’s onward way,
And gather up its roses,—
Frail blossoms of a day,—
And then a place is vacant,
A step is heard no more,
And one, and then another,
We cross to yonder shore.

Refrain:
A little while together,
Then all of earth is o’er,
And one, and then another,
We cross to yonder shore.

2 A little while together
For social prayer we meet,
And blend our happy voices
Around the mercy seat;
Then hands are clasped in silence,
And, when we meet again,
We miss a link that sparkled
In friendship’s hallowed chain. [Refrain]

3 Oh, who would dwell forever
In this bleak world of care,
Away from him who calls us
To mansions bright and fair?
Where years and countless ages
Flow on in ceaseless joy,
And songs of praise and glory
Our raptured tongues employ? [Refrain]

Source: On Joyful Wing : A Book of Praise and Song #95

Author: Rachel Rivers

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First Line: A little while together
Author: Rachel Rivers

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On Joyful Wing #95

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Temple Trio #95

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The Emory Hymnal #90

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