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We Are Watching and Waiting

We are watching and waiting for Thee, O Lord

Author: George W. Lyon
Tune: [We are watching and waiting for Thee, O Lord]
Published in 2 hymnals

Author: George W. Lyon

George Washington Lyon, born August 12, 1838 in DeKalb County, Georgia, was a musician, composer and music publisher and teacher; He died April 8, 1903 in Atlanta, Georgia. Dianne Shapiro, from Find A Grave ( and obituary, Atlantic Constitution, April 9, 1903 ( (accessed 7/5/2018) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: We are watching and waiting for Thee, O Lord
Title: We Are Watching and Waiting
Author: George W. Lyon
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Come, Lord Jesus, to Thy waiting children
Copyright: Public Domain


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Carols of Grace #d58

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Joyful Greeting #78

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