1 Are you waiting for the coming of the King?
Have your lives been purged of all their sin and dross?
With the healing blood applied,
Can you praise the Crucified
For your glorious redemption thro’ the cross?
Are you looking for the King?
For the coming of the King?
Are your lamps all trimmed and burning while He waits?
Can you join the ransomed throng
In their grand, triumphant song,
As the shining ones come sweeping thro’ the gates?
2 Are you waiting for the coming of the King?
Are you ready in your hearts and in your homes?
Are you longing for the day
When the mists shall roll away
And reveal the Lord of glory when He comes? [Refrain]
3 Are you listening for the coming of the King?
Have your sins tho’ scarlet all been blotted out?
Are they spotless robes you wear
For the meeting in the air
When descending hosts proclaim Him with a shout? [Refrain]
4 Are you watching for the coming of the King?
For the light to break resplendent in the east?
For the gates to open wide
When the Bridegroom with His bride
Shall ascend to celebrate the marriage feast? [Refrain]
Pseudonyms: Kate Harrington
Born: September 20, 1831, Allegheny City, Pennsylvania.
Died: May 29, 1917, Ft. Madison, Iowa.
Buried: Farmington, Iowa.
A teacher, writer and poet, Pollard spent her most productive years in Iowa. Her father, Professor N. R. Smith, was a playwright and authority on Shakespeare. She was married to New York poet and editor Oliver I. Taylor. She was the anonymous author of Emma Bartlett, or Prejudice and Fanaticism, a fictional reply to Uncle Tom’s Cabin, intended to expose the hypocrisy of Know-Nothingism.
Pollard’s family moved to Ohio, then Kentucky, where she worked as a teacher. Later, she taught in Chicago, Illinois. Pollard lived in various Iowa cities, including Farmington, Keosauqua, Burling… Go to person page >