Savior come, Thy saints are waiting

Representative Text

1 Savior, come, Thy saints are waiting,
Waiting for the advent day,
Thence their promised glory dating;
Come and bear Thy saints away.
Come, Lord Jesus, come, Lord Jesus,
Thus Thy waiting people pray.

2 Lord, we wait for Thine appearing;
“Even so,” Thy people say;
Bright the prospect is, and cheering,
Of beholding Thee that day;
When our sorrow, when our sorrow
Shall forever pass away.

3 Till it comes, O keep us steady!
Keep us walking in Thy ways;
At Thy call may we be ready,
On Thee, Lord, with joy to gaze;
And in heaven, and in heaven
Sing Thine everlasting praise.



Source: Choice Hymns of the Faith #417

Author: Thomas Kelly

Kelly, Thomas, B.A., son of Thomas Kelly, a Judge of the Irish Court of Common Pleas, was born in Dublin, July 13, 1769, and educated at Trinity College, Dublin. He was designed for the Bar, and entered the Temple, London, with that intention; but having undergone a very marked spiritual change he took Holy Orders in 1792. His earnest evangelical preaching in Dublin led Archbishop Fowler to inhibit him and his companion preacher, Rowland Hill, from preaching in the city. For some time he preached in two unconsecrated buildings in Dublin, Plunket Street, and the Bethesda, and then, having seceded from the Established Church, he erected places of worship at Athy, Portarlington, Wexford, &c, in which he conducted divine worship and preached. H… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Savior come, Thy saints are waiting
Author: Thomas Kelly

Tune

REGENT SQUARE (Smart)

Henry T. Smart (PHH 233) composed REGENT SQUARE for the Horatius Bonar (PHH 260) doxology "Glory be to God the Father." The tune was first published in the English Presbyterian Church's Psalms and Hymns for Divine Worship (1867), of which Smart was music editor. Because the text editor of that hymna…

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Choice Hymns of the Faith #417

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