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Waiting up there

Precious the promise Jesus has given

Author: Will H. Ruebush
Tune: [Precious the promise Jesus has given]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

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1 Precious the promise Jesus has given,
That when the cares of life all are past
He has a place prepared up in heaven,
We shall be gathered there safe at last.

There is a home for the wayworn and weary
Waiting up there,
Waiting up there;
There is a home for the lonely and dreary
Waiting up there,
Waiting up there.

2 Burdens of life may hinder us ever,
Darkest of clouds the skies overcast,
Precious the promise, it faileth never,
We shall be gathered home safe at last. [Refrain]

3 As you the pathway tread, do your duty,
Ever be faithful, true to your trust,
Then shall you see the King in His beauty,
You shall be gathered there safe at last. [Refrain]

Source: Crowning Day, No. 6: A Book of Gospel Songs #142

Author: Will H. Ruebush

William Howe Ruebush (Will H. Ruebush) 1873-1956 Born: June 4, 1873, Sing­ers Glen, Vir­gin­ia. Died: October 6, 1956, Elk­ton, Vir­gin­ia. A vo­cal mu­sic teach­er ear­ly in his ca­reer, Rue­bush di­rect­ed an ar­my band in France in World War I. Af­ter the war, he led ma­ny ci­vil­ian or­ches­tras and bands, and taught at sev­er­al schools, in­clud­ing the Shen­an­do­ah Con­serv­a­to­ry of Mu­sic in Day­ton, Vir­gin­ia. He com­posed ma­ny marches, in­clud­ing The Stone­wall Bri­gade March, Shen­an­do­ah, and the Al­ma Ma­ter Song for Tu­lane Un­i­ver­si­ty. Rue­bush spent most of his life in Day­ton, Vir­gin­ia, where he be­came pre­si­dent of the Rue­bush-Kieff­er Pub­… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Precious the promise Jesus has given
Title: Waiting up there
Author: Will H. Ruebush
Refrain First Line: There is a home for the wayworn and weary
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