1 Earth was waiting, spent and restless,
with a mingled hope and fear,
faithful men and women praying,
'Surely, Lord, the day is near:
the Desire of all the nations —
it is time he should appear!'
2 Then the Spirit of the Highest
to a virgin meek came down,
and he burdened her with blessing,
and he pained her with renown;
for she bore the Lord's anointed
for his cross and for his crown.
3 Earth has groaned and laboured for him
since the ages first began,
for in him was hid the secret
which through all the ages ran —
Son of Mary, Son of David,
Son of God, and Son of Man.
Source: Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #34
|Instances (1 - 2 of 2)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #34||Earth was waiting, spent and restless||Earth was waiting, spent and restless||PICARDY||Walter Chalmers Smith (1824-1908)||87 87 87||Matthew 21:12-13; Romans 1:3-4||2013||Advent | ; Annunciation | ; Church Year | Advent; Church Year | Christmas; Jesus | Names and images for; Loneliness | ; Mary ||
|Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #54||Earth was waiting, spent and restless||Earth was waiting, spent and restless||LINGWOOD||W. C. Smith (1824-1908)||8 7 8 7 8 7||1987||God, Saviour | Promised and Incarnate; Advent 4 | The Annunciation; Christmas 1 | The Incarnation|