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Hasten, Lord, Thy Coming

We are waiting, blessed Jesus

Author: William W. Ketchum
Tune: [We are waiting, blessèd Jesus]
Published in 2 hymnals

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Audio files: MIDI

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1. We are waiting, blessèd Jesus,
Watching, waiting, still for Thee;
Thou hast told us Thou art coming,
We are waiting patiently.

Hasten Thou, dear Lord, Thy coming,
We hosannas then shall sing,
Shouting Glory! Hallelujah!
Crown Immanuel, the King!

2. Lamps all trimmed and brightly burning,
Ready we would always be;
For the cry, The Bridegroom cometh!
We are waiting eagerly. [Refrain]

3. Occupying, till Thou comest;
Thus Thy Word we would obey;
Then, O Lord, Thou wilt reward us,
On that bright and gladsome day. [Refrain]

4. Now in Heaven, Thou dost tarry,
Our high priest within the veil,
While we wait for Thine appearing,
Knowing well Thou wilt not fail. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #2175

Author: William W. Ketchum

William Wallace Ketchum, 1870-? Born: March 1, 1870, Corning, New York. Ketchum was living in Buffalo, New York in 1880; in Ithaca, New York, in 1900; apparently in New York City in 1910; and in Chicago, Illinois, by 1920. Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: We are waiting, blessed Jesus
Title: Hasten, Lord, Thy Coming
Author: William W. Ketchum
Refrain First Line: Hasten thou, dear Lord, thy coming


The Cyber Hymnal #2175
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