Scripture Verse

Seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us. Hebrews 12:1


Judson W. Van DeVenter (1855–1939)

Words: Jud­son W. Van De­Ven­ter, 1895.

Music: Prince Ed­ward Is­land Jud­son W. Van De­Ven­ter, 1895 (🔊 pdf nwc).


Over the ri­ver, fac­es I see,
Fair as the morn­ing, look­ing for me;
Free from their sor­row, grief and des­pair,
Waiting and watch­ing pa­tient­ly there.


Looking this way, yes, look­ing this way,
Loved ones are wait­ing, look­ing this way;
Fair as the morn­ing, bright as the day,
Dear ones in glo­ry, look­ing this way.

Father and mother, safe in that vale,
Watch for the boat­man, wait for the sail,
Bearing their loved ones ov­er the tide,
Into the har­bor, near to their side.


Brother and sis­ter, gone to that clime,
Wait for the oth­ers, com­ing some­time,
Safe with the an­gels, whit­er than snow,
Watching for dear ones, wait­ing below.


Sweet lit­tle dar­ling, light of the home,
Looking for some­one, beck­on­ing, Come;
Bright as a sun­beam, pure as the dew,
Anxiously look­ing, mo­ther, for you.