Scripture Verse

Wait patiently, brothers and sisters, until the coming of the Lord. The farmer waits for the precious harvest from the land, being patient about it, until it receives the early and late rains. James 5:7

Introduction

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Daniel R. Lucas
1840–1907

Words: Dan­i­el R. Lu­cas, in The Child­ren’s Hal­le­lu­jah (Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio: Fill­more Bro­thers, 1886).

Music: James H. Ro­se­crans (🔊 pdf nwc).

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James H. Rosecrans
1843–1926

Lyrics

We wait the coming of the Lord,
The Savior reigning now above;
The promise of His holy Word,
He shall confirm in truth and love.

Refrain

O wait, calmly wait, for He will come;
O wait, He will come and bring us home;
O wait, calmly wait, for He will come;
O wait, He will come and bring us home.

We wait the coming of our friend,
Who loves us with immortal love;
And shall Himself from Heav’n descend,
And bring us to our home above.

Refrain

We wait the coming of the King,
Who holds the key of every grave,
Who will the palms of victory bring,
And all His loyal people save.

Refrain