Scripture Verse

The Lord direct your hearts into…the patient waiting for Christ. 2 Thessalonians 3:5

Introduction

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James H. Fillmore, Sr.
1849–1936

Words: W. G. Ir­vin, in Songs of Glo­ry, by James Fill­more (Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio: Fill­more Bro­thers, 1874).

Music: James H. Fill­more, Sr. (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Ir­vin’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), or a bet­ter one of Fill­more, would you ?

Lyrics

I am waiting for the morning
Of the blessèd day to dawn,
When the sorrow and the sadness
Of this changeful life are gone.

Refrain

I am waiting, only waiting,
Till this weary life is o’er;
Only waiting for my welcome,
From my Savior on the other shore.

I am waiting, worn and weary
With the battle and the strife,
Hoping when the warfare’s over
To receive a crown of life.

Refrain

Waiting, hoping, trusting ever,
For a home of boundless love;
Like a pilgrim, looking forward
To the land of bliss above.

Refrain

Hoping soon to meet the loved ones
Where the many mansions be;
List’ning for the happy welcome
Of my Savior calling me.

Refrain