Scripture Verse

God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. 1 John 5:11

Introduction

Words: James W. Jag­gars, in New Songs of Praise, by Al­fred E. Hel­ton et al. (Le­noir, North Ca­ro­li­na: Teach­ers’ Mu­sic Pub­lish­ing, 1913), num­ber 121.

Music: George W. Ba­con (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Jag­gars (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), or a bet­ter one of Ba­con, would you ?

portrait
George W. Bacon
1868–1940

Lyrics

When I cross death’s silent river
I shall find my loved ones there,
Waiting for me, waiting for me;
Those who’ve gone so long before me,
And Christ’s blessings fully share,
Waiting for me, waiting for me.

Refrain

Waiting for me, waiting for me;
I shall see them when I cross the wonderful sea;
I shall join the snow-white angels,
There to live eternally,
Waiting for me, waiting for me.

Oft I think of my dear father
Who now lives on that blest shore,
Waiting for me, waiting for me;
With what gladness he will welcome,
When my life’s work here is o’er!
Waiting for me, waiting for me.

Refrain

I can almost hear the singing
Of redeemed ones in that land,
Waiting for me, waiting for me;
And I know that will be glory,
When I join that happy band.
Waiting for me, waiting for me.

Refrain