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In Patient Faith, Till Christ Shall Come

In patient faith, till Christ shall come

Author: John Moultrie
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 In patient faith, till Christ shall come
To call His duteous servants home,
Our hearts and minds we keep;
Still looking for that glorious day
When heav’n and earth shall melt away
And saints awake from sleep.

2 And signs there be, in this late time,
Once more of hopes reviving prime,
As in redemption’s morn;
The feverish earth doth shake again,
Groaning and travailing in pain,
Till some new change be born.

3 With no unheedful hearts we hear
The mutterings of convulsion near,
And terror soon to be.
Hosts gathering for the final strife
Of light and darkness, death and life,
With breathless awe we see.

4 We know that fearful darkness soon
Shall veil the face of sun and moon,
The stars forsake their spheres;
The powers of heav’n, with fear aghast,
They tremble, quake, until at last
Christ’s sign in heav’n appears.

5 Then earth’s rebellious tribes shall wail,
And sinful hearts with terror fail:
While saints, despised so long,
From east and west, and south and north,
By angel trumpets summoned forth—
Raise one triumphant song.

Author: John Moultrie

Moultrie, John, M.A., father of Gerard and Mary D. Moultrie, was born Dec. 31, 1799, at London, and educated at Trinity College, Cambridge (B.A. 1823), where he was Bell's University Scholar, 1820, and Trinity College Scholar, 1822. Taking Holy Orders in 1825, he was presented the same year by the Earl of Craven to the Rectory of Rugby, where he remained till his death, on Dec. 26, 1874. His publications included:— (1) My Brother's Grave, and other Poems, 1837; (2) Dream of Life, Lays of the English Church, &c, 1843; (3) Memoir and Poetical Remains of W. S. Walker, 1852; (4) Sermons, 1852; (5) Altars, Hearths, and Graves, 1854; (6) Psalms and Hymns as Sung in the Parish Church, Rugby, 1851. In his Preface Mr. Moultrie says of the Psal… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: In patient faith, till Christ shall come
Title: In Patient Faith, Till Christ Shall Come
Author: John Moultrie
Source: Psalms and Hymns, 1851, alt.
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



ADOWA was composed by Charles H. Gabriel (PHH 24), the noted gospel songwriter, during the Billy Sunday-Homer Rodeheaver evangelistic crusades of the 1910s, and was published with this text in the 1912 Psalter. Sing the tune in two very long phrases. --Psalter Hymnal Handbook, 1988

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