1 O it’s only a few short years of heartache and longing,
O it’s only a few short years of patient service here--
Then the Saviour will gently lead us
Where we’ll find all our heart’s desire,
When we cast away these earthly limitations
On the joyful resurrection morn.
O it’s only a few short years,
Only a few short years,
'Till we leave the toil and tears,
And we enter in the years
Of an everlasting peace and joy.
2 O it’s only a few short years, then waste not one moment,
O it’s only a few short years, the days go swiftly by!
Do each duty, tho’ great or humble,
In a spirit of tenderest love,
Then the little heav’n of love around you growing,
You shall someday find in heav’n above. [Chorus]
3 O it’s only a few short years, tho’ pain oft o’er-take us,
O it’s only a few short years, tho’ care and grief seem long,
Then live only and all for Jesus
In His service is joy complete,
If He bids you, wait in quiet sweet communion
If He sends you, go on swift glad feet. [Chorus]
[Ethel Mable Perkins Crippen Hill]
Born: Circa 1875, Illinois.
Ethel married James B. Crippen in 1896 in Limona, Florida. She seemed to be living with her two children, and her mother, Eva M. Perkins, in 1910 in Los Angeles County, California. She remarried to Oman (possibly Omar) G. Hill before 1920. Apparently she was still living in 1955 in Colville, Washington.
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