Hymn 104 - "We wait for Thee, O Son of God,"


We wait for Thee, O Son of God,

And long for Thine appearing;

"A little while"—Thou'lt come, O Lord,

Thy waiting people cheering.

Thus hast Thou said; we lift the head

In joyful expectation,

For Thou wilt bring salvation.



We wait for Thee, content to share

In patience, days of trial;

So meekly Thou the cross didst bear,

Our sin, reproach, denial.

How should not we receive with Thee

The cup of shame and sorrow,

Until the promised morrow?



We wait for Thee, for Thou, e'en here,

Hast won our hearts' affection;

In spirit still we find Thee near,

Our solace and protection.

In cloudless light and glory bright,

We soon with joy shall greet Thee,

And in the air shall meet Thee.



We wait for Thee—Thou wilt arise,

Whilst hope her watch is keeping;

Forgotten then in glad surprise

Shall be our years of weeping.

Our hearts beat high, the dawn is nigh

That ends our pilgrim story

In Thine eternal glory.