Scripture Verse

Waiting for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 1:7


Words: Han­nah K. Bur­ling­ham, in Gos­pel in Song (Spring­field, Mas­sa­chu­setts: Fran­cis A. Black­mer, 1884).

Music: Jew­els George F. Root, 1866 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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If you know where to get a good pho­to of Bur­ling­ham (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

George F. Root (1820–1895)


I’m waiting for Thee, Lord,
Thy beauty to see, Lord;
I’m waiting for Thee—
For Thy coming again.
Thou’rt gone over there, Lord,
A place to prepare, Lord,
Thy home I shall share
At Thy coming again.

’Mid danger and fear, Lord,
I’m oft weary here, Lord,
The day must be near of
Thy coming again.
’Tis all sunshine there, Lord,
No sighing nor care, Lord,
But glo­ry so fair
At Thy coming again.

Whilst Thou art away, Lord,
I stumble and stray, Lord;
Oh! hasten the day of Thy coming again.
This is not my rest, Lord,
A pilgrim confessed, Lord,
I wait to be blest,
At Thy coming again.

Our loved ones before, Lord,
Their troubles are o’er, Lord,
I’ll meet them once more
At Thy coming again;
Thy blood was the sign, Lord,
That marked them as Thine, Lord,
And brightly they’ll shine
At Thy coming again.

E’en now let my ways, Lord,
Be bright with Thy praise, Lord;
For brief are the days ere
Thy coming again.
I’m waiting for Thee, Lord,
Thy beauty to see, Lord,
No triumph for me
Like Thy coming again.