We'll Wait and Watch

There's a light that is shining in darkness

Author: H. L. Hastings
Tune: [There's a light that is shining in darkness]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 There’s a light that is shining in darkness,
While we wait for the dawning of day;
And it cheers us along on our journey,
Till the shadows shall vanish away!

So we’ll wait and watch for the dawning,
The day of eternity blest;
Then take the wings of the morning,
And fly away to our rest.

2 From the sure word the prophets have spoken,
There is light flashing forth through the gloom;
For the Scripture can never be broken,
And the King in His glory will come. [Refrain]

3 Now we sing ‘mid the darkness and shadows,
And we pray and we watch for the dawn;
Till the Daystar, in glory arising,
Shall betoken the coming of morn. [Refrain]

4 We are not of the night nor of darkness;
Let us walk, then, as children of day;
Our weeping shall be for a moment,
And our joy shall ne’er vanish away! [Refrain]

Source: Christian Endeavor Hymns #124

Author: H. L. Hastings

Hastings, Horace Lorenzo, was born at Blandford, Mass., Nov. 26, 1831; commenced writing hymns, and preaching, in his 17th year, and laboured as an evangelist in various parts of the U. S. In 1866 he established The Christian, a monthly paper, in which many of his hymns have appeared, and in 1865 the Scriptural Tract Repository in Boston. He published Social Hymns, Original and Selected, Boston, 1865; Songs of Pilgrimage, a Hymnal for the Churches of Christ, Part i., 1880; and in August, 1886, the same completed, to tho extent of 1533 hymns, 450 of which are original and signed "H." The best known of these is "Shall we meet beyond the river," written in N. Y. city, 1858, and lately published as a leaflet in 14 stanzas of 8 lines. The text i… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: There's a light that is shining in darkness
Title: We'll Wait and Watch
Author: H. L. Hastings
Language: English
Refrain First Line: So we'll wait and watch for the dawning
Copyright: Public Domain



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Christian Endeavor Hymns #124

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Songs of Pilgrimage #750

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The Male Chorus No. 1 #64

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