Scripture Verse

My soul waiteth for the Lord more than they that watch for the morning. Psalm 130:6


Words: Ma­ry B. Peck, in White Robes, by Alon­zo J. Ab­bey & Mer­ritt Mun­ger (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: Ol­iv­er Dit­son, 1879), num­ber 101.

Music: Su­dan Mer­ritt J. Mun­ger (🔊 pdf nwc).

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


Waiting and watch­ing for dawn­ing of day,
Day ne­ver end­ing and glo­ri­ous­ly bright;
Pilgrims of earth, up­ward look on your way;
Faithful your vi­gil, you’ll soon find the light.


Waiting and watch­ing, the light soon will dawn;
Pilgrim, look up­ward, there shines the dawn.

Wait ye, and watch, but oh, ne­ver des­pair!
Weary, and sor­row­ing pil­grims of earth;
Darkest the night, just as dawn­ing so fair,
On this dear world has its glo­ri­ous birth.


Led by a star, just one sin­gle clear ray,
Jesus the Day­spring by wise men was found;
In the bright realms where eter­nal is day,
He is now wait­ing our faint hopes to crown.