Scripture Verse

Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him. Psalm 37:7

Introduction

Words: John H. Kurz­en­kna­be, Sow­ing and Reap­ing (Har­ris­burg, Penn­syl­van­ia: J. H. Kurz­en­kna­be & Sons, 1889), num­ber 145.

Music: Lo­vier H. Par­the­more (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Par­the­more’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

portrait
John H. Kurzenknabe
(1840–1927)

Lyrics

Our friends are gathering, one by one,
To meet the blessèd Lord;
How soon this earthly journey’s done,
And then the rich reward.

Refrain

Wait, patiently wait,
Wait, patiently wait;
Wait for His coming,
Be it early, be it late.

What wondrous sounds the earth shall greet,
When comes the midnight cry:
The Lord is come! go out to meet
The Bridegroom passing by.

Refrain

With lamps well trimmed, we’ll watch and wait,
All ready for that day;
And come He early, come He late,
We’ll meet Him on the way.

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And then, the ransomed hosts shall join
Around the great white throne;
All praise and glory shall be Thine,
Thou Lord and King alone.

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