Scripture Verse

O Lord, have we waited for Thee. Isaiah 26:8

Introduction

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William O. Cushing
1823–1902

Words: Will­iam O. Cush­ing, 1868.

Music: George F. Root (🔊 pdf nwc).

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George F. Root
1820–1895

Lyrics

We are watch­ing, we are wait­ing,
For the bright pro­phet­ic day;
When the sha­dows, wea­ry sha­dows
From the world shall roll away.

Refrain

We are wait­ing for the morn­ing,
When the beau­te­ous day is dawn­ing;
We are wait­ing for the morn­ing,
For the gold­en spires of day.
Lo! He comes! see the King draw near;
Zion, shout! the Lord is here.

We are watch­ing, we are wait­ing,
For the star that brings the day;
When the night of sin shall van­ish,
And the sha­dows melt away.

Refrain

We are watch­ing, we are wait­ing,
For the beau­te­ous King of day;
For the chief­est of ten thou­sand,
For the Light, the Truth, the Way.

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We are watch­ing, we are wait­ing,
For the time so long fore­told,
When with saved ones of all ag­es,
We shall walk the streets of gold.

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We are watching, we are wait­ing,
For an earth made free from strife,
Then the pow­er of Sa­tan end­ed,
We shall have eter­nal life.

Refrain