Lord, how long will You look on? Rescue my soul!@Psalm 35:17

Samuel M. Glasgow, 1917.

C. T. Caldwell (🔊 pdf nwc).

Rev. Motte Martin, of Africa, recites the moving incident of a seeker after a teacher for his distant village who, when thrice refused, there being none to send, cried out in his broken-heartedness, in response to the answer, You must wait; HOW LONG MUST WE WAIT? Oh, Teacher, ask the white man in your land, HOW LONG MUST WE WAIT?

Broadman Hymnal, p. 131

Long have we sought eternal life,
Years have we waited in sin and strife;
In darkness groped, sad misery’s mate,
How long? how long must we wait?

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How long? how long must we wait?
How long? how long must we wait?
The laborers still are few;
Our Lord has need of you,
How long? how long must we wait?

You know the love of God manifold,
Ages have brought you their grace untold;
Peace and a hope, no fear of fate.
How long? how long must we wait?

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The agèd faint and long for the Friend,
Dark shadows gathering bring the end;
Fades now the light, ’tis growing late.
How long? how long must we wait?

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