Scripture Verse

Rejoice and exult in hope; be steadfast and patient in suffering and tribulation; be constant in prayer. Romans 12:12

Introduction

Words: B. F. Corn, in The Gos­pel Awak­en­ing, ed­it­ed by Fran­cis A. Black­mer (Spring­field, Mas­sa­chu­setts: F. A. Black­mer, 1888), num­ber 140.

Music: Lan­des Dan­i­el P. Air­hart (1849–1927) (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

Lyrics

Be patient but a little while,
In suffering you must learn to wait;
The Savior keeps His trusting child,
And guides him to the golden gate.

Refrain

Be patient but a little while,
Be patient, weary one, and wait;
The Savior keeps His trusting child,
And guides him to the golden gate.

Be patient, tho’ the way seems dark,
A Father’s care will thee surround,
His love prepares the needed ark
Where bitter waters may abound.

Refrain

Be patient, then, your way pursue,
Till you the victory have won;
Till Christ the Lord shall say to you,
It is enough, well done, well done.

Refrain