A few more years shall roll

A few more years shall roll. Horatius Bonar* (1808-1889). This was one of Bonar’s earliest hymns, written when he was minister of North Parish Church, Kelso. It was printed as a leaflet and sung at Kelso on New Year’s Day, 1843. It was published in Bonar’s Songs of the Wilderness, No 2 (1844). It had six 8-line stanzas. A five-stanza text, omitting Bonar’s stanza 5, was printed in the Appendix (1868) to the First Edition of A&M, and that remained the standard A&M version until the hymn was omitted by A&MR. The six-stanza text was:   A few more years shall roll,  A few more seasons come,And we shall be with those who rest  Asleep within the tomb:  Then, O my Lord, prepare  My...

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