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Waiting for the King

I am waiting for the hour

Author: A. H. Ackley
Tune: [I am waiting for the hour]
Published in 3 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 I am waiting for the hour
When the King in all His power,
With a mighty shout from Heaven
Shall descend:
Those who love Him shall rejoice
When they heard His blessèd voice,
And with Him shall reign thro’ ages
Without end.

I am waiting, I am waiting,
I am waiting for the coming
Of the King;
For that great and glorious day
When the clouds are rolled away,
I am waiting for the coming
Of the King.

2 Thro’ the spacious hills of time
Angels sing their songs sublime,
Till the rocks and hills and valleys
Catch the strain;
Worlds flung into space afar,
Sun and moon and glittering star,
Echo back in joyous rapture
The refrain. [Refrain]

3 In a moment changed complete,
Lifted to a land replete
With His perfect touch of love, no
Blemish there;
Every mystery made plain,
Every loss my richest gain,
Fullest joy and matchless splendor
Everywhere. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #9109

Author: A. H. Ackley

Alfred Henry Ackley was born 21 January 1887 in Spring Hill, Pennsylvania. He was the youngest son of Stanley Frank Ackley and the younger brother of B. D. Ackley. His father taught him music and he also studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London. He graduated from Westminster Theological Seminary in Maryland and was ordained as a Presbyterian minister in 1914. He served churches in Pennsylvania and California. He also worked with the Billy Sunday and Homer Rodeheaver evangelist team and for Homer Rodeheaver's publishing company. He wrote around 1500 hymns. He died 3 July 1960 in Los Angeles. Dianne Shapiro (from by Ed Ackley and Allen C. Ackley) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I am waiting for the hour
Title: Waiting for the King
Author: A. H. Ackley
Language: English
Refrain First Line: I am waiting, I am waiting
Publication Date: 1913
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #9109
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The Cyber Hymnal #9109

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