Just a little while to stay here

?© Music and lyrics by Eugene Monroe Bartlett

Eugene Monroe Bartlett * Waynesville, Mo Dec 12, 1885
† Siloam Springs, Ark Jan 25, 1941

Verse 1:
Soon this life will all be over
And our pilgramage will end
Soon we’ll take our heavenly journey
Be at home with Christ our friend
Heaven’s gates are standing open
Waiting for our entrance there
Some sweet day we’re going over
All the beauties there to share

Verse 2:
Soon we’ll meet all the redeemed ones
And we’ll take them by the hand
Soon we’ll press into our bosom
Over in the promised land
Then we’ll be at home forever
Through out all eternity
What a blessed, blessed morning
That eternal morn will be
Just a little while to stay here
Just a little while to wait
Just a little while to labor
In the path that’s always straight
Just a little more of troubles
In this low and sinful state
Then we’ll enter heaven’s portals
Sweeping through those pearly gates

Last two sentences can also be:
Then we’ll all go marching over,
Over to them pearly gates.