While He's Waiting

Love of love so wondrous

Author: Herbert H. Booth
Published in 7 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Love of love so wondrous,
Rich and free,
Now the King of Glory
A pardon offers thee.

While he’s waiting, pleading, knocking,
Let him in.

2 For thy heart he’s waited,
Days and years;
And thy sins, long hated,
Have caused him bitter tears.

3 Canst thou leave his pardon
Still unknown,
And forget the mercy
That unto thee he’s shown?

4 Soon the day is coming
When, alone,
Trembling or rejoicing,
Thou must his kingship own.

5 Ah! his love, unchanging,
Calls thee home,
And the gathering shadows
Bid thee no longer roam.

Source: The Song Book of the Salvation Army #250

Author: Herbert H. Booth

Herbert Henry Howard Booth (26 August 1862 – 25 September 1926) was the third son of William and Catherine Booth. He oversaw the Limelight Department's development and he was the writer and director for Soldiers of the Cross. See also in: Wikipedia  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Love of love so wondrous
Title: While He's Waiting
Author: Herbert H. Booth
Language: English
Refrain First Line: He is waiting, pleading, knocking
Copyright: Public Domain



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The Song Book of the Salvation Army #250

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