While We're Waiting for the King

There are hearts to cheer as we pass along

Author: Lizzie DeArmond
Tune: [There are hearts to cheer as we pass along]
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1 There are hearts to cheer as we pass along,
With a sunny smile and a happy song,
There are kindly deeds ev’ry one can bring
While we’re waiting for the King.

Chorus:
While we’re waiting for the King,
While we’re waiting for the King;
In his service true there is work to do,
While we’re waiting for the King.

2 There are happy souls that must all be fed
With the Gospel food of the Living bread,
There are bells of joy in some hearts to ring,
While we’re waiting for the King. [Chorus]

3 O the working days are too short at best;
We must faithful prove if we would be blest;
Then in praiseful strains shall we sweetly sing,
While we’re waiting for the King. [Chorus]


Source: Sunday School Voices, No.2 #67

Author: Lizzie DeArmond

Lizzie De Armond was a prolific writer of children's hymns, recitations and exercises. When she was twelve years old her first poem was published in the Germantown, Pa. Telegraph, however, it was not until she was a widow with eight children to support that she started writing in earnest. She wrote articles, librettos, nature stories and other works, as well as hymns. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: There are hearts to cheer as we pass along
Title: While We're Waiting for the King
Author: Lizzie DeArmond
Refrain First Line: While we're waiting for the King
Publication Date: 1912
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.

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Sunday School Voices, No.2 #67

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