Only a little while here below to watch and serve

Only a little while here below to watch and serve

Author: Ida L. Reed
Tune: [Only a little while here below]
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 Only a little while here below
To watch and weep;
Only a few weary years I know
Till I shall sleep;
Peacefully sleep when my race is run,
Gladly go home when my work is done,
Heav’n’s joys to reap, heav’n’s joys to reap.

2 Only a little more toiling here
And I shall see
Visions of glory, dear Lord, appear
To gladden me;
Shining from heaven’s eternal shore,
Joyfully shining death’s dark tide o’er
In radiance free, in radiance free.

3 Only a little while here to wait
Till Thou shalt come,
Soon Thou wilt open heav’n’s golden gate
And call me home;
Then, O my King, I shall dwell with Thee,
Happy, how happy my soul shall be,
No more to roam, no more to roam.

Source: Triumphant Songs No.5 #11

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." Lyrics-- After the Storm Is Over All in Thy Hands I Leave, Dear Lord All in thy Hands I Leave, Dear Lord All the Pen­nies Ga­thered Are Thy Days Full Oft­en Drear Are You Cling­ing Close to Je­sus… Go to person page >

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First Line: Only a little while here below to watch and serve
Author: Ida L. Reed
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