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

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

Sudan Merritt J. Munger (🔊 pdf nwc).

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.