Scripture Verse

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


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 & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), or a bet­ter one of Fill­more,


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


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.


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


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