Watching for the King's return

O to be more faithful, working day by day

Author: E. E. Hewitt
Tune: [O to be more faithful working day by day] (Ackley)
Published in 4 hymnals

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Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 O, to be more faithful, working day by day,
Watching for the King's return!
Praying for the kingdom, Living as we pray,
Watching for the King's return. (for the King's return.)

Chorus:
Watching ever, (Ever watching, watching ever,)
Watching for the King's return;
Watching ever, (Ever watching, watching ever,)
Watching for the King's return.

2 O, to be more loving, truthful, brave and pure,
Watching for the King's return!
Seeking heav'nly treasures, riches that endure,
Watching for the King's return. [Chorus]

3 O, to rescue others from the night of sin,
Watching for the King's return!
To our Savior's glory, brightest stars to win,
Watching for the King's return. [Chorus]

4 Trusting in His mercy, joyful in His grace,
Watching for the King's return!
Till we see His beauty, meeting face to face,
Watching for the King's return. [Chorus]

Source: The New Praiseworthy for the Church and Sunday School #120

Author: E. E. Hewitt

Pseudonym: Li­die H. Ed­munds. Eliza Edmunds Hewitt was born in Philadelphia 28 June 1851. She was educated in the public schools and after graduation from high school became a teacher. However, she developed a spinal malady which cut short her career and made her a shut-in for many years. During her convalescence, she studied English literature. She felt a need to be useful to her church and began writing poems for the primary department. she went on to teach Sunday school, take an active part in the Philadelphia Elementary Union and become Superintendent of the primary department of Calvin Presbyterian Church. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O to be more faithful, working day by day
Title: Watching for the King's return
Author: E. E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: Watching ever, watching for the King's return

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Media

The New Praiseworthy for the Church and Sunday School #120

Instances

Instances (1 - 4 of 4)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Crowns #d130
Songs of Salvation and Service. #d202
The New Make Christ King #d156
The New Praiseworthy for the Church and Sunday School #120TextScoreAudioPage Scan



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