After a While (Charles Albert Tindley)

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  • (Posted 2022-07-28)  CPDL #70176:           
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2022-07-28).   Score information: A5, 1 page, 42 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from Soul Echoes, 1909. All three stanzas included.

General Information

Title: After a While
First Line: The world of forms and changes
Composer: Charles Albert Tindley
Lyricist: Charles Albert Tindley
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn   Meter: 76. 76. 76. 74

Language: English
Instruments: Keyboard

First published: 1901
    2nd published: 1909 in Soul Echoes, Edition 2, no. 39

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Original text and translations

English.png English text

1. The world of forms and changes
Is just now so confused
That there is found some danger
In everything you use;
But this is consolation
To every blood-washed child,
The Lord will change our station,
After a while.

After a while, After a while,
The Lord will change our station,
After a while.


2. Old Satan tries to throw down
Everything that's good;
He'd fix a way to confound
The righteous, if he could,
But thanks to God Almighty
That he cannot beguile;
And we will be done fighting
After a while.


3. There are some men and women
That help the devil on
By constantly complaining
Of everything that's done.
They want to be called Christians,
And all their badness hide;
God will open the secret,
After a while.