1 My soul for the Saviour is waiting,—
Ah! long has he waited for me;
Yea, stood in the night dews unheeded,
While I was unmoved by his plea.
Then is it to show me his anguish
My soul is kept waiting for him?
So long have I doubted his mercy,
The eyes of my faith became dim.
2 My soul for the Saviour is waiting,
In grief I am bowed at his cross;
My sins are a burden too heavy,
Beneath them I sink in remorse.
Oh, is he but waiting to test me,
Or is he e’en now at my side?
Dear Saviour, I pray thee to enter,
The door of my heart opens wide.
3 My soul for the Saviour is waiting,—
But truly his word cannot fail;
The cry of a penitent sinner
Must reach him, and reaching, prevail.
Now will I confide in his promise,
That coming I am not cast out,—
And tho’ I may wait for the vision,
His pardon no longer I doubt.
F. G. Burroughs was born in 1856 (nee Ophelia G. Browning) was the daughter of William Garretson Browning, a Methodist Episcopal minister, and Susan Rebecca Webb Browning. She married Thomas E. Burroughs in 1884. He died in 1904. She married Arthur Prince Adams, in 1905. He was a minister. Her poem, "Unanswered yet" which was written in 1879, was published in the The Christian Standard in 1880 with the name F. G. Browning. She also wrote under the name of Ophelia G. Adams and Mrs. T. E. Burroughs.
Dianne Shapiro from The Literary Digest, July 29, 1899., The Register, Pine Plains, NY, October 24, 1884, Alumni Record of Wesleyan University, Middleton, Conn. 1921 Go to person page >