The waiting time

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1. The King and the kingdom are coming
Tho' long has the waiting time seemed;
And oft, to the eyes of the watcher,
A light in the distance has gleamed,
But only to go out in darkness
And leave the heart sad as before;
Be patient a little while longer,
The waiting time soon will be o'er.

2. The crown is a thing of the future,
The glory will yet be revealed;
The royal gift has not gone by thee,
Nor Jesus his promise repealed.
Be faithful a little while longer,
The night must give place to the day:
The King and the kingdom are coming,
And for their arrival we pray.

3. Our prayer is the pray'r of the ages,
Which Jesus himself taught to men;
And thus he is pledged to performance
Without telling all about when;
So, praying, and hoping, and working,
In faith to each other we cry:
The King and the kingdom are coming,
Keep heart, for the time draweth nigh.

Source: Carols of Hope: a compilation of select sacred songs for use in Sunday schools, praise and young people's services #40

Author: J. M. Orrock

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First Line: The King and the kingdom
Title: The waiting time
Author: J. M. Orrock
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