'Tis good to wait upon the Lord

'Tis good to wait upon the Lord

Author: Joseph Swain
Published in 18 hymnals

Representative 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
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 18 of 18)

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

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Christian's Duty, exhibited in a series of hymns #S126

General Baptist Hymn Book #d483

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Hymns selected from various authors #260

Revival Hymns ... with a Supplement. 2nd ed. #d308

Seamen's Devotional Assistant and Mariners' Hymns (American Seamen's Friend Society) #d517

Select Melodies, comprising the Best of Those Hymns and Spiritual Songs in Common Use #d248

Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d111

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The Camp Meeting Hymn Book #37

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The Discipline of the United Freewill Baptist Church #3

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