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In a Little While We're Going Home

Let us sing a song that will cheer us by the way

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [Let us sing a song that will cheer us by the way]
Published in 18 hymnals

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Full Text

1. Let us sing a song that will cheer us by the way,
In a little while we’re going home;
For the night will end in the everlasting day,
In a little while we’re going home.

Refrain
In a little while, in a little while,
We shall cross the billow’s foam;
We shall meet at last,
When the stormy winds are past,
In a little while we’re going home.

2. We will do the work that our hands may find to do,
In a little while we’re going home;
And the grace of God will our daily strength renew,
In a little while we’re going home. [Refrain]

3. We will smooth the path for some weary, way-worn feet,
In a little while we’re going home;
And may loving hearts spread around an influence sweet!
In a little while we’re going home. [Refrain]

4. There’s a rest beyond, there’s relief from every care,
In a little while we’re going home;
And no tears shall fall in that city bright and fair,
In a little while we’re going home. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #2710

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt

Pseudonym: Li­die H. Ed­munds. Eliza Edmunds Hewitt was born in Philadelphia 28 June 1851. She was educated in the public schools and after graduation from high school became a teacher. However, she developed a spinal malady which cut short her career and made her a shut-in for many years. During her convalescence, she studied English literature. She felt a need to be useful to her church and began writing poems for the primary department. she went on to teach Sunday school, take an active part in the Philadelphia Elementary Union and become Superintendent of the primary department of Calvin Presbyterian Church. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Let us sing a song that will cheer us by the way
Title: In a Little While We're Going Home
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: In a little while
Publication Date: 1899
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.

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The Cyber Hymnal #2710
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Instances

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Small Church Music #2260Audio
The Cyber Hymnal #2710TextScoreAudio
Include 16 pre-1979 instances



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