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We wait in faith, in prayer we wait

We wait in faith, in prayer we wait

Author: John Mason Neale
Published in 20 hymnals

Representative Text

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

Neale, John Mason, D.D., was born in Conduit Street, London, on Jan. 24, 1818. He inherited intellectual power on both sides: his father, the Rev. Cornelius Neale, having been Senior Wrangler, Second Chancellor's Medallist, and Fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge, and his mother being the daughter of John Mason Good, a man of considerable learning. Both father and mother are said to have been "very pronounced Evangelicals." The father died in 1823, and the boy's early training was entirely under the direction of his mother, his deep attachment for whom is shown by the fact that, not long before his death, he wrote of her as "a mother to whom I owe more than I can express." He was educated at Sherborne Grammar School, and was afterwards… Go to person page >

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



Instances (1 - 20 of 20)

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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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 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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Vestry Harmonies #130b

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The Gospel Psalmist #756

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