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What though my joys and comfort die?
The Lord my savior liveth.
What though the darkness gather round?
Songs in the night he giveth.

(My Life Flows On In Endless Song)

Heaven Waits with Eager Longing (A Hymns for Earth Day and The Festival of God's Creation)

Author: F. Richard Garland

The Reverend F. Richard Garland is a retired United Methodist pastor. He and his wife, Catherine Sprigg, a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, live in North Kingstown, RI. Dick was born and raised in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and is a lifelong Methodist. A graduate of Garrett Theological Seminary, he interned in Chicago and then served churches in Indiana, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Connecticut. He continues to preach on occasion, provide coverage in emergency pastoral situations, and write a monthly essay, "From Where I Sit" for the newsletter of the North Kingstown UMC. He has been a contributor to The Upper Room. Dick is a lifelong hiker who still climbs in the mountains of New Hampshire. At home, he spends a great deal of tim… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Heaven waits with eager longing
Title: Heaven Waits with Eager Longing (A Hymns for Earth Day and The Festival of God's Creation)
Author: F. Richard Garland (2009)
Meter: 8.7.8.7.8.7
Language: English
Notes: This hymn may be reproduced and used in congregational worship from http://www.umcdiscipleship.org/resources/heaven-waits-with-eager-longing1
Copyright: © 2009 F. Richard Garland

Tune

REGENT SQUARE (Smart)

Henry T. Smart (PHH 233) composed REGENT SQUARE for the Horatius Bonar (PHH 260) doxology "Glory be to God the Father." The tune was first published in the English Presbyterian Church's Psalms and Hymns for Divine Worship (1867), of which Smart was music editor. Because the text editor of that hymna…

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