But for a Moment

But for a moment, this valley of sorrows

Author: Adelaide A. Procter
Tune: ["But for a moment", this valley of sorrows]
Published in 5 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 “But for a moment”—this valley of sorrows,
Darkened with shadows and heavy with sights;
Bright dawns the morrow, the glorious morrow!
Faint not! The sun shall with healing arise!

“But for a moment!”
Only a moment!
Light our affliction—‘twill soon pass away;
“But for a moment!”
Only a moment!
Then comes the glory, forever and aye!

2 “Far more exceeding” the heavenly glory—
Sufferings here with it cannot compare;
Glory eternal the guerdon for anguish—
Radiant crowns, for the thorns, over-there! [Refrain]

3 Temporal things like a vapor shall vanish;
Higher than earth lies the land of our choice;
Upward we press to the kingdom eternal;
Jesus our King we behold and rejoice! [Refrain]

Source: Great Revival Hymns #114

Author: Adelaide A. Procter

Not to be confused with Adelaide A. Pollard. Adelaide Anne Proctor was born in London, in 1825. Her father, Brian W. Proctor, is well known by his literary nom de guerre of Barry Cornwall. In 1853, Miss Proctor became a contributor to Dickens' "Household Words." Her reputation as a poet was secured by the publication of her first volume of "Legends and Lyrics," in 1858. A second volume was added in 1860. She also published other compositions in poetry and prose. She died in 1864. She was a member of the Roman Catholic Church. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: But for a moment, this valley of sorrows
Title: But for a Moment
Author: Adelaide A. Procter
Language: English
Refrain First Line: But for a moment
Copyright: Public Domain



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