Waiting for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 1:7
Words: Charles W. Fletcher, in The Century Gospel Songs (Chicago, Illinois: Bilhorn Brothers, 1901), number 67.
Music: Kyiv Fred Degen, arranged by Peter P. Bilhorn (🔊 pdf nwc). Note: The Century Gospel Songs, and a minority of hymnals, spell Degen’s given name as
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Since the day when Olive’s summit
Lost the pressure of His feet,
Faith, in watchfulness, has waited,
Him thro’ clouds re-cleft to greet.
Then the shadows will have vanished,
Which across my life are cast;
Every doubt forever banished,
When I see His face at last.
For His coming I am living,
For His voice my ear I train;
Every gold-lined cloud foretells me
Of the splendor of His reign.
In the thrall of man’s transgression,
Till His scepter rules the earth,
Painfully creation travails,
Waiting for its pledged re-birth.
I am waiting for the morning
When His beams shall gild and bless;
When the night of faith is ended
By the Sun of righteousness.