Scripture Verse

Let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. Galatians 6:9

Introduction

Words: Hel­en Rey­burn, 1886.

Music: Will­iam T. Giffe (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Reyburn (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), or a bet­ter one of Giffe, would you ?

portrait
William T. Giffe
1848–1926

Lyrics

Let us be patient, patient,
Think of the growing grain,
How long it lies in the darksome earth,
Nurtured by sun and rain.

Refrain

Waiting, praying, striving day by day,
Something to do for the Master’s sake,
Something for Him to say.

Let us be patient, patient,
Strive as the grain to grow;
The tender grass and the ripening ear,
Heralds the corn we know.

Refrain

Let us be patient, patient,
Day after day to gain,
Till fully ripe all our sheaves may be
Gathered like golden grain.

Refrain