1 I am waiting for the dawning
Of that bright and glorious day,
When the darksome night of sorrow
Shall have vanished far away;
When forever with the Saviour,
Far beyond this vale of tears,
I shall swell the hymn of worship
Thru the everlasting years.
2 I am looking at the brightness,
See, it shineth from afar,
Of the clear and joyous beaming
Of the Bright and Morning Star;
Thru the dark grey mist of morning
I behold its glorious light;
Then away with ev'ry shadow
Of this sad and weary night.
3 I am waiting for the coming
Of the Lord who died for me;
Oh, His words have thrilled my spirit,
"I will come again for thee."
Faith can almost hear Christ's footfall
On the threshold of the door,
And my heart, my heart is longing
To be with Him evermore.
Francis, Samuel Trevor, son of an artist, was born at Cheshunt, Herts, in 1835, and is a merchant in London. He has written numerous hymns, which have been printed in various religious newspapers and periodicals during the past 30 years. Of these hymns the following are in the Enlarged London Hymn Book, 1873:—
1. Blessed, blessed Jesus. Pressing Onward.
2. Gracious Saviour, grant Thy word. Lent.
3. Home, home of light and glory. Heaven Desired.
4. I am waiting for the dawning. Heaven Anticipated.
5. Jesus, we remember Thee. Passiontide.
6. O child of sorrow, weary, distressed. Salvation in Jesus only.
7. O Jesus, how great is Thy mercy. Salvation in Jesus.
8. Safe to land, no shadows darken. Death and B… Go to person page >
Display Title: I Am Waiting For The DawningFirst Line: I am waiting for the dawningTune Title: COLUMBUSAuthor: S. Trevor FrancisMeter: 87.87 D repeatSource: Hymn s of Consecration and Faith by James Mountain (London: Marshall Brothers, c. 1902)