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I'm Waiting for Thee

I'm weary, I'm fainting, my day's work is done

Author: Lydia Baxter
Tune: [I’m weary, I’m fainting, my day’s work is done]
Published in 25 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 I’m weary, I’m fainting, my day’s work is done;
I’m watching and waiting for life’s setting sun;
The shadows are stretching afar o’er the lea;
Then oh! let me anchor beyond the dark sea.

Refrain:
The shadows are stretching afar o’er the lea,
Then oh! let me anchor beyond the dark sea.

2 The cold surging billows that break at my feet,
Have lost all their terror, their music is sweet;
My Saviour is stilling the tempest for me;
Then oh! let me anchor beyond the dark sea. [Refrain]

3 Come, loving Redeemer, and take to Thy breast
The heart that is panting and sighing for rest;
My Saviour, I’m waiting, I’m waiting for Thee;
Then oh! let me anchor beyond the dark sea. [Refrain]

4 I’ll lay my life’s burden, O Lord, at Thy feet,
For lov’d ones are watching my spirit to greet;
The portals of glory are open for me;
Then oh! let me anchor beyond the dark sea. [Refrain]

Source: Hallowed Hymns, New and Old: for use in prayer and praise meetings, evangelistic services, sunday schools, young people's societies and all other departments of church work #98

Author: Lydia Baxter

Baxter, Lydia, an American Baptist, was b. at Petersburg, N. York, Sep. 2, 1800, married to Mr. Baxter, and d. in N. Y. June 22, 1874. In addition to her Gems by the Wayside, 1855, Mrs. Baxter contributed many hymns to collections for Sunday Schools, and Evangelistic Services. Of these, the following are the best known:— 1. Cast thy net again, my brother. Patient toil. Given in the Royal Diadem, N. Y., 1873. 2. Go, work in my vineyard. Duty. Also given in the Royal Diadem, 1873, and Mr. Sankey's S. & Solos, No. 4. 3. I'm kneeling, Lord, at mercy's gate. Lent. In Coronation Hymns, &c, N. Y., 1879. 4. I'm weary, I'm fainting, my day's work is done. Longing for rest. Royal Diadem. 1873. 5. In the fadeless s… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I'm weary, I'm fainting, my day's work is done
Title: I'm Waiting for Thee
Author: Lydia Baxter
Refrain First Line: The shadows are stretching afar o'er the sea
Copyright: Public Domain

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 25 of 25)

Beautiful Songs of Heaven #d41

Bells of Heaven #d172

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Best Endeavor Hymns #97

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Christ in Song #948

Favorite Songs #d13

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Gems of Song #266

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Hallowed Hymns, New and Old #98

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Hallowed Hymns, New and Old #98

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Hallowed Hymns #98

Harvest Bells No.3 #d44

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Lasting Hymns No. 2 #294

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Loving Voices #120

Our New Book for Sunday Schools, Prayer, Praise and Gospel Meetings #d33

Our Treasury of Song, for Use in the Emmanuel Baptist Church #d112

Pilgrim's Hymnal, a Book of Choice Songs for the Home and All the Services of the Churches #d87

Popular Hymns #d104

Popular Hymns No. 3 #d90

Popular Hymns Revised #d96

Popular Hymns #d110

Royal Diadem #d55

Sweetest Praises #d84

The Alleluia #d104

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The Alleluia #74

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The Morning Star #66

The Pilgrim's Hymnal. #d85

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