1 Wait on the Lord, O give thanks unto His name,
Come into His temple with the voice of song;
Kneel at His feet and His majesty proclaim;
Sacrifice and worship unto Him belong.
Wait on the Lord, O my soul,
And give thanks unto His name,
O exalt Him, exalt Him, and magnify
His grace, for evermore.
2 Wait on the Lord, lay thy burden at His feet,
Cast thy care upon Him and believe His word;
Bring all thy guilt to His blessed mercy seat;
Pardon, peace, and comfort shall be thy reward. [Refrain]
3 Wait on the Lord, then shalt thou renew thy strength;
They that put their trust in Him He will sustain;
Thou shalt obtain joy and gladness, and at length
Win the crown of glory and with Jesus reign. [Refrain]
Born: 1835, Greenville, New York.
Died: June 5, 1910, New York City.
Son of Cyrus Earle and Amanda Hedden Ford, Stephen wrote several battle hymns during the American civil war which were sung by Union soldiers. He was a partner in a shirt and collar making company, Ide & Ford, in Troy, New York (1865-72). In his later years, he was known as an author, editor, composer and critic. He was living in Schenectady, New York, in 1908. His works include:
Sunday-School Teaching (Hitchcock & Walden, 1868)
Melodies for Little People (New York: Hunt and Eaton, 1891)
The King’s Birthday: A Carol Service for Christmas (New York: Hunt and Eaton, 1893)
The Stone Rolled Away: An Easter Missionary Service (Curts & Jennings, 1897)… Go to person page >
Display Title: Wait on the LordFirst Line: Wait on the Lord, O give thanks unto His nameTune Title: [Wait on the Lord, O give thanks unto His name]Author: S. V. R. F.Date: 1886Subject: Invitation | ; Praise |