Scripture Verse

One day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some men count slackness. 2 Peter 3:8–9

Introduction

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Bradford Torrey
(1843–1912)

Words: Brad­ford Tor­rey, in The Bos­ton Trans­cript, 1875.

Music: Do­lo­mite Chant Aus­tri­an tune. Har­mo­ny by Jo­seph T. Coo­per, 1879. Ar­ranged by Ri­chard W. Ada­ms, 1998 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

Lyrics

Not so in haste my heart!
Have faith in God, and wait;
Although He linger long,
He never comes too late.

He never cometh late;
He knoweth what is best;
Vex not thyself in vain;
Until He cometh, rest.

Until He cometh, rest,
Nor grudge the hours that roll;
The feet that wait for God
Are soonest at the goal.

Are soonest at the goal
That is not gained with speed;
Then hold thee still, my heart,
For I shall wait His lead.