Coming Today

Out on the desert looking, looking

Author: Fanny Crosby
Tune: [Out on the desert, looking, looking]
Published in 53 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, MusicXML
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Out on the desert, looking, looking,
Sinner, 'tis Jesus looking for thee;
Tenderly calling, calling, calling,
Hither, thou lost one,
O, come unto me.

Chorus:
Jesus is looking, Jesus is calling,
Why dost thou linger, why tarry away?
Run to him quickly, say to him gladly,
Lord, I am coming, coming to-day.

2 Still he is waiting, waiting, waiting,
O, what compassion beams in his eye,
Hear him repeating gently, gently,
Come to thy Saviour,
O, why wilt thou die. [Chorus]

3 Lovingly pleading, pleading, pleading,
Mercy, tho' slighted, bears with thee yet;
Thou canst be happy, happy, happy,
Come, ere thy life-star forever shall set. [Chorus]

4 Spirits in glory, watching, watching,
Long to behold thee safe in the fold;
Angels are waiting, waiting, waiting,
When shall thy story with rapture be told? [Chorus]

Source: Junior Songs: a collection of sacred hymns and songs; for use in meetings of junior societies, Sunday Schools, etc. #56

Author: Fanny Crosby

Pseudonymns: A.V., Mrs. A. E. Andrews, Mrs. E. A. Andrews, Mrs. E. L. Andrews, James L. Black, Henrietta E. Blair, Charles Bruce, Robert Bruce, Leah Carlton, Eleanor Craddock, Lyman G. Cuyler, D.H.W., Ella Dare, Ellen Dare, Mrs. Ellen Douglass, Lizzie Edwards. Miss Grace Elliot, Grace J. Frances, Victoria Frances, Jennie Garnett, Frank Gould, H. D. K., Frances Hope, Annie L. James, Martha J. Lankton [Langton], Grace Lindsey, Maud Marion, Sallie Martin, Wilson Meade, Alice Monteith, Martha C. Oliver, Mrs. N. D. Plume, Kate Smiley, Sallie Smith, J. L. Sterling, John Sterling, Julia Sterling, Anna C. Storey, Victoria Stuart, Ida Scott Taylor, Mary R. Tilden, Mrs. J. B. Thresher, Hope Tryaway, Grace Tureman, Carrie M. Wilson, W.H.D. Frances… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Out on the desert looking, looking
Title: Coming Today
Author: Fanny Crosby
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Jesus is looking, Jesus is calling
Copyright: Public Domain

Timeline

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #1035
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)

Instances

Instances (1 - 1 of 1)
TextScoreAudio

The Cyber Hymnal #1035

Include 52 pre-1979 instances
Suggestions or corrections? Contact us



Advertisements


It looks like you are using an ad-blocker. Ad revenue helps keep us running. Please consider white-listing Hymnary.org or subscribing to eliminate ads entirely and help support Hymnary.org.