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Wait a Little, You May See!

If beset by doubts and fears

Author: E. R. Latta
Tune: [If beset by doubts and fears]
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 If beset by doubts and fears,
And no ray of light appears,
Wait a little, wait a little, you may see!
If your burden seems so great,
That you scarce can bear the weight,
Wait a little, wait a little, you may see.

Chorus:
Wait a little, You may see!
Wait a little, you may see!
Wait a little, wait a little, you may see! you may see!
Wait a little, you may see!
Wait a little, you may see!
Wait a little, wait a little you may see!

2 If your hopes that seemed so bright,
All are doom’d to suffer blight,
Wait a little, wait a little, you may see!
What your heart would fain possess
Might bring only wretchedness,
Wait a little, wait a little, you may see. [Chorus]

3 Where there is no care and pain,
It may all be rendered plain,
Wait a little, wait a little, you may see!
Trust the Lord and do the right,
Till your faith shall turn to sight,
Wait a little, wait a little, you may see. [Chorus]


Source: Singing by the Way (Rev. ed.) #34

Author: E. R. Latta

Rv Eden Reeder Latta USA 1839-1915. Born at Haw Patch, IN, the son of a Methodist minister, (also a boyhood friend of hymn writer Willam A Ogden) he became a school teacher. During the American Civil War he preached for the Manchester Methodist Church and other congregations (possibly as a circuit rider filling empty pulpits). In 1863 he married Mary Elizabeth Wright, and they had five children: Arthur, Robert, Jennie, two others. He taught for the public schools of Manchester, and later Colesburg, IA. He moved to Guttenberg, IA, in the 1890s, and continued writing song lyrics for several major gospel composers, including William Ogden, James McGranahan, James Fillmore, and Edmund Lorenz. He wrote 1600+ songs and hymns, many being wi… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: If beset by doubts and fears
Title: Wait a Little, You May See!
Author: E. R. Latta
Refrain First Line: Wait a little, you may see
Copyright: Public Domain

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Singing by the Way (Rev. ed.) #34

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Sparkling and Bright #33

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Triumphant Songs No.3 #151

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