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It is waiting there for me

There's a welcome, blest, that my soul shall hear

Author: Eden Reeder Latta
Published in 2 hymnals

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1. There’s a welcome blest that my soul shall hear;
It is waiting there for me!
From the loving lips of the Savior dear!
It is waiting there for me!

I shall go, some time, to that beauteous clime,
And a dweller there shall be;
And shall there possess all the blessedness
That is waiting there for me!

2. There’s a greeting glad from the sainted host;
It is waiting there for me!
Who are safely housed, though they once were lost!
It is waiting there for me! [Refrain[

3. There’s a building fair in the promised land!
It is waiting there for me!
’Tis my Father’s house, where the white-robed stand;
It is waiting there for me! [Refrain[

4. There’s a fount of joy where the pilgrims drink;
It is waiting there for me!
Who have anchored safe at the river’s brink;
It is waiting there for me! [Refrain[

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #3105

Author: Eden Reeder Latta

Eden Reeder Latta, 1839-1915 Born: March 24, 1839, Haw Patch, In­di­a­na. Died: Dec 21, 1915, Gut­ten­berg, Io­wa. Buried: City cem­e­tery, Gut­ten­berg, Io­wa. Boyhood friend of Wil­liam A. Og­den, Lat­ta taught for a time in the pub­lic schools of Coles­burg, Io­wa. He wrote over 1,600 songs and hymns in his life­time. His works in­clude: The Ri­ver of Life (Bos­ton, Mass­a­chu­setts: Ol­iv­er Dit­son Com­pa­ny) Sources: Hall, pp. 173-75 Lyrics-- Away to the Woods Beautiful Robe and Crown Blessèd Be the Fount­ain Bright Glo­ry to Come Can Je­sus See and Hear? Come to Je­sus Green Past­ures He Is Ris­en I’m a Child of the King It Is… Go to person page >

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First Line: There's a welcome, blest, that my soul shall hear
Title: It is waiting there for me
Author: Eden Reeder Latta
Refrain First Line: I shall go, sometime, to that beauteous clime


The Cyber Hymnal #3105
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The Cyber Hymnal #3105

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