9186. Not In Vain

1 It tarries long, and seems to say,
God hath forgotten me.
Yet shall it come, and when it comes,
Good shall the answer be.

2 It seemeth sad so long to watch,
Thus tossed on stormy sea;
But day shall break, and when it comes,
Good shall the answer be.

3 So tired of sin and strife, the soul
Cries out in vain to Thee;
Yet not in vain; deliverance comes;
Good shall the answer be.

4 The night is long, the sky is dark,
In fear we bow the knee,
We plead for light; it comes at last—
Good shall the answer be.

5 The battle goes against us, yet,
We fight and will not flee;
Help, Lord! He hears: and when it comes
Good shall the answer be.

6 How long! the widowed Church thus pleads
In hours of agony.
But not in vain; her cry is heard;
Good shall the answer be.

7 How long! Creation cries in bonds,
Still longing to be free!
The groan is heard; and when it comes,
Good shall the answer be.

Text Information
First Line: It tarries long, and seems to say
Title: Not In Vain
Author: Horatius Bonar (alt.)
Meter: CM
Language: English
Source: Quarterly Journal of Prophecy, Vol. 24, June 1872, p. 208
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: Alternative tunes: BANGOR by William Tans'ur, CAMPMEETING
Tune Information
Name: ALLEYNE
Composer: J. T. Nickens (1910)
Meter: CM
Key: A♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain



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