Be patient, be patient, no longer despairing

Be patient, be patient, no longer despairing

Author: Annie Rebekah Smith
Tune: EDEN (13213)
Published in 4 hymnals

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1 Be patient, be patient, no longer despairing,
Though bright hope deferred fills with sorrow
thy heart;
Though bitter the cup thy soul has been sharing,
Let not fond affections from Heaven depart.
Not long will He tarry, in doubt here us leaving;
He'll come for his children who for him are grieving.
Oh, wait for the promise of glory receiving,
When the King in his beauty for us shall appear.

2 Be patient, be patient, the light shining o'er thee,
Will guide through the shades that encompass the way:
The Saviour has trod the rough pathway before thee;
Let not sore afflictions and trials dismay.
Upward to God be the heart's adoration,
Where ever are flowing pure streams of salvation:
Redemption is nearing! O seek preparation!
Soon the King in his beauty for us will appear.

3 Be patient, be patient, a pilgrim and stranger,
Though foes may assail, and the scoffing deride;
Through toil and affliction, temptation and danger,
The saints must be purified, made white, and tried.
Be humble, the spirit of meekness adorning,
Be faithful, proclaiming the last notes of warning;
Be watchful, to hail the glad dawn of that morning
When the King in his beauty for us shall appear.

4 Be patient, be patient, a little while longer,
And Jesus the kingdom to us will restore.
Be cheerful, enduring, thy faith growing stronger,
Till trials are passed, and thy conflicts are o'er.
Be patient, the Lord all his saints will deliver,
With love, peace, and joy, will surround them forever,
Where naught shall e'er cloud, or their sweet union sever,
With the King in his beauty they'll reign evermore.

Source: The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #1182

Author: Annie Rebekah Smith

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First Line: Be patient, be patient, no longer despairing
Author: Annie Rebekah Smith
Copyright: Public Domain

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Hymns for Second Advent Believers #d11

Hymns for Use in Divine Worship ... Seventh-Day Adventists #d91

The Christians' Songster #d12

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The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book #1182

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