Scripture Verse

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 Ferd.

If you know get a good pho­to of Fletch­er or De­gen (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Peter P. Bilhorn


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.