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Jesus Is Waiting

Jesus is waiting, waiting in sorrow

Author: Charles Walker Ray
Tune: [Jesus is waiting, waiting in sorrow]
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Jesus is waiting, waiting in sorrow,
Waiting to save you, coming so nigh;
Why will you grieve Him waiting the morrow?
Hear the sweet whisper: Why will you die?

Soon with heart aching,
Trembling and quaking,
Mercy and favor you will implore;
Why should you grieve Him?
Why not receive Him?
Soon the death angel will stand at the door.

2 Jesus is waiting, why will you longer,
Grieving the Spirit, turn Him away?
Vainly you wait that you may grow stronger,
Danger comes nearer while you delay. [Refrain]

3 Jesus is waiting, why will you tarry?
Gratefully hasten, bid Him come in;
Why should you longer mournfully carry
All the dark load and burden of sin? [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #14012

Author: Charles Walker Ray

Rv Charles Walker Ray DD USA 1832-1917. Born at Otselic, NY, he became a Baptist minister. He was educated at Hamlton College, Clinton, NY. He earned his doctorate from Monongahela College, Jefferson, PA. That school closed in 1894. He pastored at North Stonington, CT, for a number of years. He also served at Plymouth, NY. He married Julia Tracy Sheffield, and they had a son, Arthur. He wrote a number of books and song books: “Grace Vernon Bussell, the heroine of western Australia” (1878); “Spicy breezes” (1883); “The day school crown” (1892); “The revival helper: a collection of songs for Christian work and worship” (1893); “Bright blossoms of song” (1895); “Zion’s delight” (1901); “The song of songs… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Jesus is waiting, waiting in sorrow
Title: Jesus Is Waiting
Author: Charles Walker Ray
Refrain First Line: Soon with heart aching
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #14012
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The Cyber Hymnal #14012

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