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He Waits for Thee

Upon the great highway [highways] thou standest weary

Author: Fannie E. Davison
Tune: [Upon the great highway thou standest weary]
Published in 18 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Upon the great highway thou standest weary,
Thou criest evermore "Alone and dreary,
And wilt not understand that there so near thee,
The Savior waits to love, and bless, and cheer thee.

He stands so near, and yet thy blinded vision
Is turned away from hope and light elysian,
Thou wilt not see that 'tis for thee He careth,
For thee, for thee the heavy cross He beareth.

2 The hopes of earth life often fade and fail thee
Thou hast no refuge when thy foes assail thee,
And when the night shall come, oh, who will guide thee,
If thou dost still refuse thy Friend beside thee? [Chorus]

3 In Him is strength, in Him divine compassion,
He changes not, tho' things of earthly fashion,
Grow old and die, ah! turn thee, heart so weary,
And thou shalt nevermore be lone and dreary. [Chorus]

Source: Revival Praises #134

Author: Fannie E. Davison

Born: 1851, Cuy­a­ho­ga Falls, Ohio. Died: March 10, 1887, Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois. Buried: Carth­age, Mis­sou­ri. Fannie’s fa­ther was killed when she was 10 years old; af­ter her mo­ther’s re­mar­ri­age to ho­tel­i­er Hen­ry War­ner, the fam­i­ly moved to Carth­age, Mis­sou­ri. Fan­nie mar­ried court re­port­er Asa Lee Da­vis­on and they moved to Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois, then Ma­di­son, Wis­con­sin. Sev­er­al of her songs ap­peared in pub­li­ca­tions from the Fill­more Bro­thers of Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio, in­clud­ing Songs of Gra­ti­tude (1877), Joy and Glad­ness (1880) and The Voice of Joy (1882). Lyrics-- Last Words, The Purer in Heart, O God… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Upon the great highway [highways] thou standest weary
Title: He Waits for Thee
Author: Fannie E. Davison
Language: English
Refrain First Line: He stands so near, and yet thy blinded vision
Copyright: Public Domain



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