Blessed are the faithful, watching for the Lord

Blessed are the faithful, watching for the Lord

Author: I. Baltzell
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 Blessed are the faithful, watching for the Lord —
Looking for the coming of the great reward;
when he comes in glory, shouts of praise shall ring.
As the faithful gather with their glorious King.

Chorus:
Blessed are the faithful,
Blessed are the faithful,
Blessed are the faithful servants whom the Lord
Finds watching when he comes.

2 Blessed are the faithful, watching for the day,
when the earth and heavens swiftly pass away;
When the lone and weary from their toils shall rest;
In the Father's kingdom be forever blest. [Chorus]

3 Blessed are the faithful, struggling here below,
Watching for the Master while the shadows grow;
Soon their hearts will gladden at the Master's call:
"Come ye faithful servants, there is room for all." [Chorus]



Source: The Master's Praise: a collection of songs for the Sunday-school #18

Author: I. Baltzell

Baltzell, Isaiah. (near Frederick, Maryland, November 26, 1832--January 16, 1893, Frederick). He was educated in the common schools, and at New Windsor Academy, Carroll County, Maryland. In 1859 he married Cecilia Caroline James at Mountain Jackson, Virginia. Originally a Lutheran, he joined the United Brethren Church in 1847, was licensed to preach by the Virginia Conference in 1854, and ordained in 1856. In 1862 he joined the Pennsylvania Conference. He was presiding elder from 1875 to 1880, and from 1883 to 1889. He was a delegate to three General Conferences, and was a trustee of Otterbein University. In 1873 he was appointed by the General Conference a member of the committee to superintend the publication of Hymns for the Sanctuary. H… Go to person page >

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First Line: Blessed are the faithful, watching for the Lord
Author: I. Baltzell
Copyright: Public Domain

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