Scripture Verse

Wait for His Son from Heaven. 1 Thessalonians 1:10


Edward S. Ufford (1851–1929)

Words & Mu­sic: Ed­ward S. Uf­ford, 1892 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Watch ye and wait, O breth­ren of God,
Wait for the com­ing of Je­sus our Lord;
Ages have passed, yet bright grows the dawn,
Jesus has pro­mised to come in the morn.


Wait! wait! Je­sus will come,
Soon will our bride­groom des­cend from His throne;
Wait! wait! Je­sus will come,
Jesus is com­ing again to His own.

Steadfastly wait, and pa­tient­ly pray,
Thus did our fa­thers who wished for the day;
Cheerful they toiled and calm­ly did die,
Waiting for Je­sus to come from the sky.


Some day the sky will part like a scroll,
Over the earth will the judg­ment trump roll;
But to the saints ’twill hap­pi­ness bring,
Since they have wait­ed so long for their king.