The Lord is not slow in keeping His promise, as some understand slowness. Instead He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.@2 Peter 3:9

John R. Bryant, in The Best Gospel Songs and Their Composers (Dalton, Georgia: The A. J. Showalter Company, 1904), number 54 (🔊 pdf nwc).

O longing soul, be not dismayed,
Thou shalt see Jesus from on high;
E’en tho’ His coming be delayed,
He’s surely coming by and by.

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We know He’s coming by and by;
We know He’s coming by and by;
In the clouds of His love,
He is coming from above,
We know He’s coming by and by.

The cloud that hides the Savior’s face,
And wraps the earth in darkest night,
Shall roll away, and in its place
Shall dawn a glorious morning light.

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He’ll bring our loved ones back when He
Shall in His glory come again;
We’ll be with them eternally,
And with our Savior too shall reign.

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Then watch and wait till He shall come,
For our redemption then shall be;
Then He’ll receive us in that home,
That home that lasts eternally.

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