Only a Few Brief Years

Only a few brief years

Author: Ida L. Reed
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1 Only a few brief years
Of toil and pain,
Of weary heart-sick tears,
And I shall reign
With Jesus over there—
My trials o’er,
Within that land so fair,
To weep no more.

2 A few more fleeting days,
And I shall sing
The glad, new song of praise
To Christ, my King,
Upon that fairer shore
Beyond the skies,
Where tempests break no more
Nor clouds arise.

3 Not long have I to wait
Till life is past;
Beside the Golden Gate
I’ll stand at last;
My Lord will welcome me
Full soon at best—
To heaven’s glories free,
Home, peace and rest.

Source: Songs of Sovereign Grace #191

Author: Ida L. Reed

Ida Lilliard Reed, 1865-1951 Born: November 30, 1865, near Ar­den, Bar­bour Coun­ty, West Vir­gin­ia. Died: Ju­ly 8, 1951, Ar­den, West Vir­gin­ia. Buried: Eb­e­nez­er Meth­odi­st Church, Ar­den, West Vir­gin­ia. Reed is said to have writ­ten 2,000 hymns in her life­time. In 1939, the Amer­i­can So­ci­e­ty of Com­pos­ers, Au­thors and Pub­lish­ers re­cog­nized her "sub­stan­tial con­tri­bu­tion to Amer­i­can mu­sic" by award­ing her a small "week­ly bo­nus." © The Cyber Hymnal™ ( Go to person page >

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First Line: Only a few brief years
Title: Only a Few Brief Years
Author: Ida L. Reed
Publication Date: 1897
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.


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Songs of Sovereign Grace #191

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