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Wait, and Murmur Not!

O troubled heart, there is a home

Author: William Henry Bellamy
Tune: WAIT, AND MURMUR NOT
Published in 18 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 O troubled heart, there is a home,
Beyond the reach of toil and care;
A home where changes never come,
Who would not fain be resting there?

Chorus:
O. wait, meekly wait, and murmur not,
O wait, meekly wait, and murmur not;
O, wait, O, wait,
O, wait, and murmur not.

2 Yet when bow'd down beneath the load
By heav’n allowed, thine earthly lot;
Look up! thoul’t reach that sweet abode,
Wait, meekly wait, and murmur not. [Chorus]

3 If in thy path some thorns are found,
O, think who wore them on His brow;
If grief thy sorrowing heart has found,
It reached one holier than thou. [Chorus]

4 Toil on, nor deem, tho' sore it be,
One sigh unheard, one pray'r forgot;
The day of rest will dawn for thee;
Wait, meekly wait, and murmur not. [Chorus]

Source: Crowning Glory No. 1: a choice collection of gospel hymns #169

Author: William Henry Bellamy

William Henry Bellamy United Kingdom 1800-1866 Considering his many works, there is little personal information about his life. He was referenced as the Secretary to the National Club, a private men's club for Christians of different backgrounds. Bellamy wrote popular music and ballads. He was a talented author, lyricist, and librettist. He wrote about a wide variety of life situations, often in narrative or humor form. His verses on the Book of Common Prayer numbered 88 pages. John Perry Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O troubled heart, there is a home
Title: Wait, and Murmur Not!
Author: William Henry Bellamy
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Oh, wait, meekly wait, and murmur not!
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #7572
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Sacred Selections for the Church #339

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The Cyber Hymnal #7572

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