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).

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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.

Refrain

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.

Refrain

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.

Refrain