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Alfred H. Miles, ed.  The Sacred Poets of the Nineteenth Century.  1907.
 
Hymns of Faith and Hope.
IV. “A few more years shall roll”
By Horatius Bonar (1808–1889)
 
A FEW more years shall roll,
    A few more seasons come,
And we shall be with those that rest
    Asleep within the tomb:
Then, O my Lord, prepare        5
    My soul for Thy great day;
O wash me in Thy precious Blood,
    And take my sins away.
 
A few more suns shall set
    O’er these dark hills of time;        10
And we shall be where suns are not,
    A far serener clime.
Then, O my Lord, prepare
    My soul for that blest day;
O wash me in Thy precious Blood,        15
    And take my sins away.
 
A few more storms shall beat
    On this wild rocky shore;
And we shall be where tempests cease,
    And surges swell no more;        20
Then, O my Lord, prepare
    My soul for that calm day;
O wash me in Thy precious Blood
    And take my sins away.
 
A few more struggles here,        25
    A few more partings o’er,
A few more toils, a few more tears,
    And we shall weep no more;
Then, O my Lord, prepare
    My soul for that bright day;        30
O wash me in Thy precious Blood,
    And take my sins away.
 
A few more Sabbaths here
    Shall cheer us on our way,
And we shall reach the endless rest,        35
    The eternal Sabbath-day:
Then, O my Lord, prepare
    My soul for that sweet day;
O wash me in Thy precious Blood,
    And take my sins away.        40
 
’Tis but a little while
    And He shall come again,
Who died that we might live, who lives
    That we with Him may reign:
Then, O my Lord, prepare        45
    My soul for that glad day;
O wash me in Thy precious Blood,
    And take my sins away.
 
 
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