Till My Father Bids Me Come

Till my Father bids me come

Author: Ida L. Reed
Tune: [Till my Father bids me come]
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1 Till my Father bids me come
To the rest awaiting me,
To my blessed, happy home
Let me tarry patiently;
Fretting not, tho’ days are long,
Working for His kingdom fair,
Singing hope’s sweet, happy song,
Till He calls me over there.

Till my Father bids me come,
Let me ever patient be,
Doing all I can for Him,
Till my happy home I see.

2 Till my Father bids me come
Let me fill the passing days,
Each with tender deeds of love,
Songs of joy, of trust and praise.
By His blessed aid divine,
Let me spread abroad love’s light,
Till the world about me shine
With it’s radiance so bright. [Refrain]

3 Till my Father bids me come
Let me wait His holy will,
Toiling for Him evermore,
Watching for His coming still.
When He bids me come at last,
Happy, happy I shall be,
All my waiting, toiling, past
When my blessed home I see. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Sovereign Grace #96

Author: Ida L. Reed

Ida Lilliard Reed, 1865-1951 Born: November 30, 1865, near Ar­den, Bar­bour Coun­ty, West Vir­gin­ia. Died: Ju­ly 8, 1951, Ar­den, West Vir­gin­ia. Buried: Eb­e­nez­er Meth­odi­st Church, Ar­den, West Vir­gin­ia. Reed is said to have writ­ten 2,000 hymns in her life­time. In 1939, the Amer­i­can So­ci­e­ty of Com­pos­ers, Au­thors and Pub­lish­ers re­cog­nized her "sub­stan­tial con­tri­bu­tion to Amer­i­can mu­sic" by award­ing her a small "week­ly bo­nus." © The Cyber Hymnal™ (www.hymntime.com/tch) Go to person page >

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First Line: Till my Father bids me come
Title: Till My Father Bids Me Come
Author: Ida L. Reed
Refrain First Line: Till my Father bids me come
Publication Date: 1897
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.


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Songs of Sovereign Grace #96

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