The Courts of the Lord

We come, we come, a waiting band

Author: B. R. Hanby
Tune: [We come, we come, a waiting band]
Published in 5 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 We come, we come, a waiting band
A flock that knows the Shepherd’s name;
Our feet this holy day shall stand
Within thy gates, Jerusalem.

2 We come to join the humble train
Of those who worship and who praise,
To lift the heart, to swell the strain
To Him who lengthens out our days.

3 And He, whom yon angelic throng
Doth worship with majestic lay,
Will smile to hear the children’s song,
Will haste to bless them when they pray.

4 O, yes! we come, a waiting band,
A flock that knows the Shepherd’s name;
Our feet this holy day shall stand
Within thy courts, Jerusalem!

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #12973

Author: B. R. Hanby

Benjamin Russell Hanby was born July 22, 1833, the oldest of eight children, to Bishop William Hanby in Rushville, OH. The family moved to Westerville,OH where Bishop Hanby was a "conductor" on the Underground Railroad. In his short life Benjamin graduated from Otterbein, taught school, became a United Brethren minister, started a singing school, was editor for John Church publishers in Cincinnati and composed many songs and hymns before he died of tuberculosis March 15, 1867. His home in Westerville was Ohio's first memorial to a composer. It was a stop on the Underground Railroad for slaves escaping to Canada and is a national historic site, a Methodist church Landmark and a Network to Freedom site for the National Park Service. There is… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: We come, we come, a waiting band
Title: The Courts of the Lord
Author: B. R. Hanby
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #12973
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The Cyber Hymnal #12973

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