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

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

L. H. Parthemore (🔊 pdf nwc).

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John H. Kurzenknabe (1840-1927)

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

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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.

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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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