Waiting At the Door

I am waiting for the master

Author: K. M. Reasoner
Tune: [I am waiting for the Master]
Published in 29 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 We are waiting for the Master
Who will bid us rise and come
To the glory of His presence
In that everlasting home.

Refrain:
They are waiting at the portal,
All the lov’d ones gone before,
Waiting only for our coming,
Waiting at the open door.

2 Many weary days we travel
In the darkest storm and strife,
Bearing many a heavy burden
Ere we reach the higher life. [Refrain]

3 Many friends who journey’d with us
Found that portal long ago;
One by one they left us battling
With our dark and crafty foe. [Refrain]

4 Yes, their pilgrimage was shorter
And their triumph sooner won;
But how lovingly they’ll greet us
When the toils of life are done! [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Summerland #56

Author: K. M. Reasoner

Reasoner, Katherine M. "I am waiting for the Master" (Heaven Anticipated) is given as hers in I. D Sankey's Sacred Songs and Solos, 1881. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I am waiting for the master
Title: Waiting At the Door
Author: K. M. Reasoner
Language: English
Refrain First Line: They are watching at the portal

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