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Father, I wait thy word, The sun doth stand

Father, I wait thy word, The sun doth stand

Author: Jones Very
Published in 7 hymnals

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Father! I wait Thy word. The sun doth stand
Beneath the mingling line of night and day,
A listening servant, waiting Thy command,
To roll rejoicing on its silent way.

The tongue of time abides the appointed hour,
Till on our ear its solemn warnings fall;
The heavy cloud withholds the pelting shower,—
Then, every drop speeds onward at Thy call.

The bird reposes on the yielding bough,
With breast unswollen by the tide of song;—
So does my spirit wait Thy presence now,
To pour Thy praise in quickening life along.



Source: A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #268

Author: Jones Very

Very, Jones, was born at Salem, Massachusetts, Aug. 28, 1813, his father, Jones Very, being a shipmaster. He graduated at Harvard College in 1836. He remained at his College, as tutor in Greek, for two years, and then entered the Unitarian Ministry (1843). He has been engaged in the work of a preacher without a pastorate from the first, a great part of his time being devoted to literary pursuits. In 1839 he published a volume of Essays and Poems, from which several pieces have been taken as hymns, including:— 1. Father! I wait Thy word. The sun doth stand. Waiting upon God. 2. Father, there is no change to live with Thee. Peace in the Father's Care. 3. Father! Thy wonders do not singly stand. The Spirit-Land. 4. Wilt Thou no… Go to person page >

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First Line: Father, I wait thy word, The sun doth stand
Author: Jones Very

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50 Hymns and Tunes: arranged for the Girl's High School, Boston: and adapted to school and home use #34Page Scan
A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #268Text
A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #268Page Scan
Hymn and Tune Book, for the Church and the Home #271Page Scan
Hymns of the Spirit #476Page Scan
Lyra Sacra Americana: or, Gems from American Sacred Poetry #d40
Singers and Songs of the Liberal Faith #336Page Scan



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