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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Representative Text

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

Philip P. Bliss (b. Clearfield County, PA, 1838; d. Ashtabula, OH, 1876) left home as a young boy to make a living by working on farms and in lumber camps, all while trying to continue his schooling. He was converted at a revival meeting at age twelve. Bliss became an itinerant music teacher, making house calls on horseback during the winter, and during the summer attending the Normal Academy of Music in Genesco, New York. His first song was published in 1864, and in 1868 Dwight L. Moody advised him to become a singing evangelist. For the last two years of his life Bliss traveled with Major D. W. Whittle and led the music at revival meetings in the Midwest and Southern United States. Bliss and Ira D. Sankey published a popular series of hym… 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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