Wait for His Son from Heaven.@1 Thessalonians 1:10
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Thomas Kelly (1769-1855)

Thomas Kelly, Hymns Not Before Published (Dublin: Thomas Johnston, 1815), number 18.

Clifton College Herbert S. Oakeley, 1889 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Herbert S. Oakeley (1830-1903)

Savior, come, Thy friends are waiting,
Waiting for the final day:
Thence the promised glory dating;
Come and bear Thy saints away.
Come, Lord Jesus,
Thus Thy waiting people pray.

Base the wish, and vain th’endeavor,
While on earth to find our rest:
’Till we see Thy face, we never
Shall or can be fully blest;
In Thy presence
Nothing shall our peace molest.

Lord, we wait for Thine appearing:
Tarry not, Thy people say;
Bright the prospect is, and cheering,
Of beholding Thee that day;
When our sorrows
Shall for ever pass away.

’Till it comes, O keep us steady,
Keep us walking in Thy ways;
At Thy call may we be ready,
And our heads with triumph raise:
Then with angels
Sing Thine everlasting praise.