Impatient Heart, Be Still

Impatient heart, be still! What though He tarries long?

Author: George A. Warburton
Tune: [Impatient heart, be still]
Published in 9 hymnals

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1 Impatient heart, be still!
What tho’ He tarries long?
What tho’ the triumph song
Is still (is still) delayed?
Thou hast His promise sure,
And that is all secure;
Be not afraid,
Be not afraid!
Be still! be still!
Impatient heart be still!

2 My eager heart, be still!
Thy Lord will surely come,
And take thee to His home,
With Him (with Him) to dwell;
It may not be today;
And yet, my soul, it may;
I cannot tell,
I cannot tell.
Be still! be still!
My eager heart be still!

3 My anxious heart, be still!
Watch, work, and pray, and then
It will not matter when
Thy Lord (Thy Lord) shall come.
At midnight, or at noon;
He cannot come too soon
To take thee home,
To take thee home.
Be still! be still!
My anxious heart be still.

Source: Tabernacle Hymns: Number Four: a choice collection of hymns and songs for every religious use #9

Author: George A. Warburton

Warburton, George Augustus, b. in 1859, is the author of the dedication hymn of a place of worship. “O Thou Whose glory shone like fire," in Stryker's College Hymnal, 1904. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)  Go to person page >

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First Line: Impatient heart, be still! What though He tarries long?
Title: Impatient Heart, Be Still
Author: George A. Warburton
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Be still, be still
Copyright: Public Domain



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