[A] great a cloud of witnesses.@Hebrews 12:1

John C. Len­der­man, in Songs for Je­sus No. 5, by Frank M. Gra­ham (Greens­bo­ro, Geor­gia: Frank M. Gra­ham, 1914), num­ber 51 (🔊 pdf nwc). Af­fec­tion­ate­ly in­scribed to the mem­o­ry of our dear child­ren, Frank, Ho­mer, Hen­ry and Bes­sie—J. C. and M. E. L.

I have loved ones who’ve gone to
That beautiful home—
And I’m longing their faces to see;
O to sing the sweet story,
They are beckoning, Come!
They are waiting and watching for me.

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They are waiting for me,
They are waiting for me;
They are calling me yonder
To that beautiful shore,
They are waiting and watching for me.

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They are shouting and singing
In those mansions above;
O so happy to meet them I’ll be;
There sweet music is ringing—
All is gladness and love,
They are waiting and watching for me.

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O I long for that meeting,
On that glittering strand;
Far across the dark billowy sea;
For that glorious greeting
In that beautiful land,
They are waiting and watching for me.

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They are calling me yonder,
To that beautiful shore;
There’s a home that is waiting for me;
There I know from my loved ones,
I will part nevermore,
They are waiting and watching for me.

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