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.