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Waiting and Watching for Me

When my final farewell to the world I have said

Author: Marianne Farningham
Tune: [When my final farewell to the world I have said] (Bliss)
Published in 19 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, MusicXML
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 When my final farewell to the world I have said,
And gladly lie down to my rest;
When softly the watchers shall say "He is dead,"
And fold my pale hands o'er my breast;
And when, with my glorified vision, at last
The walls of "That City" I see,
Will any one then at the beautiful gate,
Be waiting and watching for me?

Be waiting and watching, be waiting for me;
Be waiting and watching, be watching for me;
Will any one then at the beautiful gate,
Be waiting and watching for me?

2 There are little ones glancing about in my path,
In want of a friend and a guide;
There are dear little eyes looking up into mine,
Whose tears might be easily dried;
But Jesus may beckon the children away
In the midst of their grief and their glee—
Will any one then at the beautiful gate,
Be waiting and watching for me?

Be waiting and watching, be waiting for me;
Be waiting and watching, be watching for me;
Will any one then at the beautiful gate,
Be waiting and watching for me?

3 There are old and forsaken who linger awhile
In homes which their dearest have left;
And a few gentle words or an action of love
May cheer their sad spirits bereft;
But the Reaper is near to the long-standing corn,
The weary will soon be set free—
Will any one then at the beautiful gate,
Be waiting and watching for me?

Be waiting and watching, be waiting for me;
Be waiting and watching, be watching for me;
Will any one then at the beautiful gate,
Be waiting and watching for me?

4 O should I be brought there by the bountiful grace
Of him who delights to forgive;
Though I bless not the weary about in my path,
Pray only for self while I live,—
Methinks I should mourn o'er my sinful neglect,
If sorrow in heaven could be,
Should no one I love at the beautiful gate,
Be waiting and watching for me.

Be waiting and watching, be waiting for me;
Be waiting and watching, be watching for me;
Should no one I love at the beautiful gate,
Be waiting and watching for me.

Source: The Christian Sunday School Hymnal: a compilation of choice hymns and tunes for Sunday schools #145

Author: Marianne Farningham

Pseudonym, real name Marianne Hearn.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: When my final farewell to the world I have said
Title: Waiting and Watching for Me
Author: Marianne Farningham
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Will anyone then, at the beautiful gate
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #7102

Include 18 pre-1979 instances
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