We wait in faith, in prayer we wait

We wait in faith, in prayer we wait

Author: John Mason Neale
Published in 22 hymnals

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We wait in faith, in prayer we wait,
Until the happy hour
When God shall ope the morning gate,
By His almighty power.

We wait in faith, and turn our face
To where the day-light springs;
Till He shall come earth’s gloom to chase,
With healing on His wings.

And even now, amid the gray,
The East is brightening fast,
And kindling to that perfect day
Which never shall be past.

We wait in faith, we wait in prayer,
Till that blest day shall shine,
When earth shall fruits of Eden bear,
And all, O God, be Thine!

O, guide us till our night is done!
Until, from shore to shore,
Thou, Lord, our everlasting sun,
Art shining evermore!



Source: A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #595

Author: John Mason Neale

John M. Neale's life is a study in contrasts: born into an evangelical home, he had sympathies toward Rome; in perpetual ill health, he was incredibly productive; of scholarly tem­perament, he devoted much time to improving social conditions in his area; often ignored or despised by his contemporaries, he is lauded today for his contributions to the church and hymnody. Neale's gifts came to expression early–he won the Seatonian prize for religious poetry eleven times while a student at Trinity College, Cambridge, England. He was ordained in the Church of England in 1842, but ill health and his strong support of the Oxford Movement kept him from ordinary parish ministry. So Neale spent the years between 1846 and 1866 as a warden of Sackvi… Go to person page >

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First Line: We wait in faith, in prayer we wait
Author: John Mason Neale

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #595

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #595

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Christian Life Songs #120

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Church Harmonies #529

Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home and Services for Congregational Worship. Rev. ed. #d782

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Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home. (Rev. ed.) #464

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Hymn Book for Christian Worship #317

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Hymn Book for Christian Worship. 8th ed. #a317

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Hymnal for Christian Science Church and Sunday School Services #159

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Hymns of the Spirit #716

Mission Songs #d158

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Plymouth Collection #a1313

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Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #1313

Prayers and Hymns for the Church and the Home #d771

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book #1313

The Book of Worship #d553

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The Christian Hymn Book #905

The Church-Book #d478

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The Gospel Psalmist #756

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Vestry Harmonies #130b

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