Scripture Verse

I will come again, and receive you unto Myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. John 14:3


Words: Ka­the­rine M. Rea­son­er, in Sac­red Songs and So­los, by Ira D. San­key, 1881. Note: In an­oth­er edi­tion of San­key’s book, the words are cred­it­ed to W. L. Al­ex­an­der; how­ev­er, Rea­son­er is al­so shown as the au­thor in Gos­pel Hymns No. 6, by San­key et. al (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Big­low & Main, 1891), num­ber 74.

Music: Tul­li­us C. O’Kane (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Rea­son­er (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

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I am waiting for the Master,
Who will bid me rise and come
To the glory of His presence,
To the gladness of His home.


They are watching at the portal,
They are waiting at the door;
Waiting only for my coming,
All the loved ones gone before.

Many a weary path I’ve traveled,
In the darkest storm and strife,
Bearing many a heavy burden,
Often struggling for my life.


Many friends that traveled with me,
Reached that portal long ago;
One by one they left me battling
With the dark and crafty foe.


Yes, their pilgrimage was shorter,
And their triumph sooner won;
Oh, how lovingly they’ll greet me
When the toils of life are done.