Now and then

Only a few more years

Author: Philip P. Bliss
Tune: [Only a few more years]
Published in 12 hymnals

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1 Only a few more years,
Only a few more cares,
Only a few more smiles and tears,
Only a few more prayers;

2 Only a few more wrongs,
Only a few more sighs,
Only a few more earthly songs,
Only a few goodbyes;

3 Then an eternal stay,
Then an eternal throng,
Then an eternal, glorious day,
Then an eternal song.

Source: The Christian Sunday School Hymnal: a compilation of choice hymns and tunes for Sunday schools #116

Author: Philip P. Bliss

Bliss, Philip, b. at Clearfield County, Pennsylvania, July 9, 1838. In 1864 he went to Chicago in the employ of Dr. George F. Root, the musician, where he was engaged in conducting musical Institutes, and in composing Sunday School melodies. Originally a Methodist, he became, about 1871, a choirman of the First Congregational Church, Chicago, and the Superintendent of its Sunday Schools. In 1874 he joined D. W. Whittle in evangelical work. To this cause he gave (although a poor man) the royalty of his Gospel Songs, which was worth some thirty thousand dollars. His death was sudden. It occurred in the railway disaster at Ashtabula, Ohio, Dec. 30, 1876. He had escaped from the car, but lost his life in trying to save his wife. His hymns are n… Go to person page >

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First Line: Only a few more years
Title: Now and then
Author: Philip P. Bliss

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