Scripture Verse

Yet a little while, and He that shall come will come, and will not tarry. Hebrews 10:37


Words: Tho­mas D. W. Mu­ir (1855–1931).

Music: Will­iam J. Kirk­pat­rick (1838–1921) (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know when this song was writ­ten, or where to get a good pho­to of Mu­ir (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

William J. Kirkpatrick (1838–1921)


O child of God, there is for thee
A hope that shines amid the gloom,
A glad­some hope that thou shalt see
Thy Lord, for He will sure­ly come.


He’ll come, yes, He’ll come and tar­ry not;
He’ll come, yes, He’ll come and tar­ry not;
He’ll come, He’ll come,
He’ll come and tar­ry not.

When in this world His hands had made,
No room was found for Je­sus then;
The mount­ain­side was oft His bed;
Now, glo­ri­fied, He comes again.

Exalted now to Hea­ven’s throne,
The Sav­ior there of sin­ful men;
His lov­ing heart yearns o’er His own,
And for them He will come again.

O child of God, thy lot may be
Oft mixed with tri­al, grief and pain;
Look up, He’ll sure­ly come for thee;
He says, I’ll quick­ly come again.

Then joy un­min­gled will be thine,
Earth’s tears and tri­als all for­got;
So cheer thy heart, no more re­pine,
His word is sure: He’ll tar­ry not.