We are looking for the dawning of a brighter, grander day

We are looking for the dawning of a brighter, grander day

Author: Mary A. McKee
Tune: [We are looking for the dawning]
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 We are looking for the dawning
Of a brighter, grander day,
And the curtains of the morning-tide
Will soon be swept away;
Are you ready for His coming?
Will you hasten to obey
When the Kingly One is calling
And the clouds have paved His way?

Refrain:
He is coming, He is coming,
He is coming, and our faith will hold Him fast;
He is coming, He is coming
To His ransomed ones at last;
We may hear His stately steppings
’Mid the ruins of the past.

2 Have you sown beside the waters?
Are you ready now to say,
“I have scattered with an open hand,
My sheaves about me lay;
Now my sun is slowly west’ring,
While its beams around me stray;
Come, O Sun of Righteousness, arise!
Assume the sceptered sway.” [Refrain]

3 Have you given to the needy
More than mortal can repay?
Have you led them to the fountain
Flashing out a healing spray?
Are you looking to the eastward,
Hoping, waiting while you may?
All will soon be sweet fruition,
Widely flung the portals grey. [Refrain]

Source: The Helper in Sacred Song: for Sunday-schools, churches, and devotional services #39

Author: Mary A. McKee

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Text Information

First Line: We are looking for the dawning of a brighter, grander day
Author: Mary A. McKee
Refrain First Line: He is coming

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