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

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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