Wait, and Murmur Not

The home where changes never come

Author: William Henry Bellamy
Published in 47 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 The home where changes never come,
Nor pain nor sorrow, toil nor care;
Yes! 'tis a bright and blessed home;
Who would not fain be resting there?

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,
Thou yearn'st to reach that blest abode,
Wait, meekly wait, and murmur not. [Chorus]

3 If in thy path some thorns are found,
O, think who bore them on His brow;
If grief thy sorrowing heart has found,
It reached a 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 me;
Wait, meekly wait, and murmur not, [Chorus]

Source: Christ in Song: for all religious services nearly one thousand best gospel hymns, new and old with responsive scripture readings (Rev. and Enl.) #551

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: The home where changes never come
Title: Wait, and Murmur Not
Author: William Henry Bellamy
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O wait, meekly wait, and murmur not
Copyright: Public Domain



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