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'Tis good to wait upon the Lord

'Tis good to wait upon the Lord

Author: Joseph Swain
Published in 18 hymnals

Full Text

1 'Tis good to wait upon the Lord,
When Christ himself draws near,
And every heart with one accord
Ascends in solemn prayer.

2 While thus we feel the Savior's love
In heavenly showers descend,
Our souls commune with saints above
In bless that knows no end.

3 We taste the precious streams of grace--
The fountain makes them sing:
We travel through the wilderness--
They sit before the King.

4 We pray for grace to hold out well
The conflict but begun;
They of their past engagements tell,
And sing the conquests won.

5 We fight the battles of the Lord,
And are sometimes cast down;
They wield no more the warrior's sword,
But wear the conqueror's crown.

A Selection of Hymns, from Various Authors, Supplementary for the use of Christians. 1st Ed., 1816

Author: Joseph Swain

Swain, Joseph, was born at Birmingham in 1761, and after being apprenticed to an engraver, removed to London. After a time he became a decided Christian, and being of an emotional poetic temperament, began to give expression to his new thoughts and feelings in hymns. In 1783 he was baptized by the Rev. Dr. Rippon, and in 1791 became minister of a Baptist congregation in East Street, Walworth. After a short but popular and very useful ministry, he died April 16, 1796 Swain published the following:— (1) A Collection of Poems on Several Occasions, London, 1781; (2) Redemption, a Poem in five Books, London, 1789; (3) Experimental Essays on Divine Subjects, London, 1791; (4) Walworth Hymns, by J. Swain, Pastor of the Baptist Church Meeting… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: 'Tis good to wait upon the Lord
Author: Joseph Swain
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English

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Instances (1 - 18 of 18)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
A Collection of Evangelical Hymns; made from Different Authors and Collections for the English Lutheran Church in New York #d249
A Collection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the Use of the Pious of All Denominations #d96
A New and Choice Selection of Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d157
A Selection of Hymns from Various Authors, Supplementary for the Use of Christians. 2nd ed. #d158
A Selection of Hymns, from Various Authors, Supplementary for the Use of Christians. 1st ed. #CXXVITextPage Scan
Christian's Duty, exhibited in a series of hymns: collected from various authors, designed for the worship of God, and for the edification of Christians, recommended to the serious..(4th ed. improved) #S126TextPage Scan
General Baptist Hymn Book #d483
Hymns and Spiritual Songs with Choruses Affixed; as Usually Sung at Camp-Meetings. 24th ed. #d114
Hymns selected from various authors: for the use of the Evangelical Association, and all lovers of pious devotion (5th ed.) #260Page Scan
Revival Hymns ... with a Supplement. 2nd ed. #d308
Seamen's Devotional Assistant and Mariners' Hymns (American Seamen's Friend Society) #d517
Seamen's Devotional Assistant, and Mariners' Hymns; prepared under direction of the American Seamen's Friend Society #387Page Scan
Select Melodies, comprising the Best of Those Hymns and Spiritual Songs in Common Use #d248
Select Melodies, Comprising the Best of Those Hymns and Spiritual Songs in Common Use not Found in the Standard Methodist Episcopal Hymnal #d251
Select Melodies; Comprising the Best Hymns and Spiritual Songs in Common Use, and not generally found in standard church hymn-books: as also a number of original pieces, and translations from...German #45Page Scan
Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d111
The Camp Meeting Hymn Book: containing the most approved hymns and spiritual songs Used by the Methodist Connexion in the United States #37Page Scan
The Discipline of the United Freewill Baptist Church: together with hymns and spiritual songs, for the use of its members #3Page Scan
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