Watching for the Dawning

We are watching for the dawning

Author: Civilla D. Martin
Tune: [We are watching for the dawning]
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1 We are watching for the dawning
Of the grand eternal morning,
When the saints shall be caught up to meet the Lord;
Till the roll is called up yonder
In that happy land of wonder,
And the “well done faithful servant” shall be heard.

We are watching for the dawning,
We are watching for the dawning of the day,
We are waiting for the morning,
We are waiting for the night to pass away.

2 Never from the pathway turning
With our lamps all brightly burning,
We are waiting for the dawn we love so well;
While we’re waiting for the glory,
We will spread the “old, old story”,
And the love of God to ev’ry creature tell. [Chorus]

3 As the crowning time draws nearer,
Our Redeemer grows the dearer,
For we soon expect His glorious face to see;
In the beauty bright and vernal,
In the glory, grand, eternal,
In the Kingdom of our Lord we soon shall be. [Chorus]

Source: Sunday School and Revival: with Y.M.C.A. Supplement #135

Author: Civilla D. Martin

Martin, Civilla Durfee (Jordan Falls, Nova Scotia, August 21, 1866--March 9, 1948, Atlanta, Georgia). Daughter of James N. and Irene (Harding) Holden. She married Rev. John F. Geddes, Congregational minister of Coventryvilee, N.Y. at Jordan Falls Methodist Church, Shelbourne Co., Nova Scotia, on May 19, 1891. There is thus far no information about their marriage and its end. After several years of teaching school, she married Walter Stillman Martin, a Baptist minister, and traveled with him in evangelistic work. However, because of frail health, she was compelled to remain home much of the time. In 1916, they became members of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). They had one son, A.G. Martin. In her writing, she used only her initia… Go to person page >

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First Line: We are watching for the dawning
Title: Watching for the Dawning
Author: Civilla D. Martin
Language: English
Refrain First Line: We are watching for the dawning
Publication Date: 1907
Copyright: Public Domain


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