A few more years shall roll

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Do you remember the slang term, reality check? It’s a reminder from a friend when one’s thinking is distorted. As the current political drama beats down on all of us, this hymn can serve as a welcome balm and pull us back into a Biblical way of thinking. Kings and queens rise and fall, but God is on the throne. He establishes governments. In contrast to this fallen, sinful world, The Lord has decreed an eternity in which righteousness will reign in justice and without sin, tears or suffering. Glory to Him.

May God richly bless you today and every day, through Jesus Christ, his only begotten Son, our Lord, the same yesterday, today and forever. Amen.

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Lyrics

1 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 My soul for that great day; O wash me in Thy precious Blood, And take my sins away.

2 A few more suns shall set O’er these dark hills of time, 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, And take my sins away.

3 A few more storms shall beat On this wild rocky shore, And we shall be where tempests cease, And surges swell no more: Then, O my Lord, prepare My soul for that calm day; O wash me in Thy precious Blood, And take my sins away.

4 A few more struggles here, 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; O wash me in Thy precious Blood, And take my sins away.

5 ‘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 My soul for that glad day; O wash me in Thy precious blood, And take my sins away.

Original comments, 8 Nov 2015

I first came upon this hymn while browsing through Hymns Ancient and Modern in my old pocket Collins Book of Common Prayer. Published in 1844, and written by Horatio Bonar, it is as fresh today as it was more than 150 years ago.

How I long for that blessed day when we will be reunited with all those we’ve loved who’ve gone to sleep in the Lord. We’ll meet brothers and sisters of like precious faith whom we’ve never known. What joy we shall have then, when we will forever be with our Lord.

Please enjoy this heartfelt rendition by the Covenant Presbyterian Church of Huntsville. And may you be richly blessed today in your worship of our great and merciful Lord. Amen.

Originally published at: Comfort for Christians

Comments

What a sweet song. I enjoyed it too. Makes me wish I had kept up my guitar lessons but musical talents skipped me, sadly. Thanks for sharing Alec. Hope your day is blessed too. ~:)

I am glad you enjoyed this song. I posted this to Covenants YouTube channel. Our praise band is led here by our minister of music, Bryan Page (on guitar). The melody was written by my son, Steven Searcy.

Hi Alice, Thanks so much for stopping by. Please pass on to your son Steven how much I appreciate his melody. Quite a fitting setting for Horatio Bonars verse. Alec

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