We Are Waiting
us the joy of the thought of Thy coming
'Mid all the griefs that encompass
'Mid awful anguish and dread desolation,
Voices of wailing, of
madness and fear;
Fulness of joy shall we have in Thy presence,
long tale of earth's sorrow shall close;
Give us the earnest of that blessed
Joy of the world, be our strength in these woes.
us the peace of the thought of Thy coming|
'Mid raging war and the rumors of
Safe in the cleft of the rock do Thou hide us,
Shelter us far from
the tempests' wild roar;
Under Thy wings shall no evil betide us;
strong arm shall our confidence be;
Who can make trouble when Thou givest quiet?
of the world, we are trusting in Thee.
us the truth of the thought of thy coming,|
While the world questions and doubts
How it has scoffed at the words of the warning!
How it has welcomed
the old serpent lies!
"Where is thy God now?" it asks in derision;
things continue as all things have been;
Where is his promise? For long hath
Thou who art Truth, let thy truth now be seen.
us the hope in the thought of thy coming;|
Let that sure word be our comfort
Waiting and hasting thy day of appearing;
Keep us untroubled by
doubt or dismay.
Though earth be rent and the heavens be shaken,
the great mountains be cast in the sea,
Thou art our help in the hour of affliction;
of the world, where is hope but in thee?
us the light of the thought of Thy coming;
Dark is the night, and its shadows
Dim, flaring lamps of man's genius and learning -
All, all have
failed us they flicker and die.
Dark is the night, but above and beyond it
shall the day break and shadows all flee;
Soon shall we see Thine ineffable
Light of the world, we are following Thee.
us the life of the thought of thy coming,|
While Death's fell forces high carnival
While, all unhindered, vast tides of destruction
Over the world in
red billows are rolled;
Thou who shalt break all the swords of the mighty,
who wilt sunder the spear and the bow,
Haste thou and come, to destroy all
Thou - Life Incarnated - defeat thy last foe.
Annie Johnson Flint (altered)
22:12 And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every
man according as his work shall be...20 He which testifieth these things saith,
Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.
3:2 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall
be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall
see him as he is. 3 And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself,
even as he is pure.