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Savior, Long Thy Saints Have Waited

Savior, long Thy saints have waited

Author: Fanny E. Guiness
Tune: [Savior, long Thy saints have waited]
Published in 1 hymnal

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Full Text

1. Savior, long Thy saints have waited—
Centuries have passed away
Since the promise first was given
Of a glorious Advent day.
Grey and old the world is growing,
Loud the scoffer’s boast is heard;
But our hearts are peaceful knowing
We may rest upon Thy word.

Refrain
Surely I come quickly!
Surely I come quickly!
Surely I come quickly!
Amen, Lord Jesus, come!

2. Lo! the fig tree buds and blossoms;
Lo! the shadows flee away;
Glad we lift our heads expectant,
Brief will now be Thy delay.
Thou to raise the dead art able,
O’er the grave Thou didst prevail;
Heav’n and earth may prove unstable,
But Thy word can never fail. [Refrain]

3. Precious, precious parting promise!
Sweetly linger in our ears,
Brightly gleam amid our darkness,
Gently soothe away our fears;
Ever nerve us for the conflict,
Ever fill our souls with joy;
Christ will come and will not tarry—
Nothing can our hope destroy. [Refrain]

Author: Fanny E. Guiness

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Text Information

First Line: Savior, long Thy saints have waited
Title: Savior, Long Thy Saints Have Waited
Author: Fanny E. Guiness
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Surely I come quickly!
Copyright: Public Domain

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #5927
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)



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