Scripture Verse

A little while, and you will see Me. John 16:19

Introduction

Words: Will­iam C. Mar­tin, in Gos­pel Songs and Hymns No. 1, ed­it­ed by George B. Hol­sing­er (Bridge­wa­ter, Vir­gin­ia: George B. Hol­sing­er, 1898), num­ber 5, alt.

Music: Ghat­tas H. B. Gre­on­gils (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Gre­on­gil’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

portrait
William C. Martin
(1864–1914)

Lyrics

The ills of earth with God’s great love
I cannot reconcile;
But I shall understand it all
In just a little while.

Refrain

In just a little while,
Yes, just a little while,
I shall be free from grief and guile,
In just a little while.

The storms will soon abate, and through
The clouds the sun will shine;
My God shall wipe my tears away
In just a little while.

Refrain

Discouraged I would often be—
My heart remains so vile;
Except I know I’ll be like Him
In just a little while.

Refrain

Let men despise me if they will,
Forsake me or revile;
Thank God, with Jesus I shall reign
In just a little while.

Refrain