Yes, pray and wait

Yes, pray and wait

Author: Mary D. James
Tune: [Yes, pray and wait]
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1 Yes, pray and wait, poor, tempted, sorrowing one,
Though all obscured by clouds the cheering sun;
Though rough and thorny be thy heavenward path;
Oh, falter not, nor faint, in God have faith;
Still pray and wait, pray and wait, pray and wait.

2 Tho’ all around seem dark, and drear, and cold,
And naught to cheer thee in this desert world;
In darkness oft arises glorious light,
And brightest morning from a stormy night,
Oh, pray and wait, pray and wait, pray and wait.

3 When faint and sad thy burdened soul would sink,
Then of thy loving Father’s promise think;
And trust thy faithful covenant keeping God,
And rest thee on his sure, unfailing word,
Still pray and wait, pray and wait, pray and wait.

4 In furnace fires our graces must be tried
Until from nature’s dross all purified,
And he, the great Refiner, shall behold
His lovely image shining in the gold,
We’ll pray and wait, pray and wait, pray and wait.

Source: The Ark of Praise #66

Author: Mary D. James

Born: August 10, 1810, Trenton, New Jersey. Died: October 4, 1883, New York City. Buried: Mercer Cemetery, Trenton, New Jersey. When she was 13 years old, James began teaching Sunday school in the Methodist Episcopal church. She became a prominent figure in the Wesleyan Holiness movement, assisting Phoebe Palmer, and often leading meetings at Ocean Grove, New Jersey, and elsewhere. She wrote about 50 hymns, and articles by her appeared in the Guide to Holiness, the New York Christian Advocate, The Contributor, The Christian Witness, The Christian Woman, The Christian Standard, and the Ocean Grove Record. Her works include: The Soul Winner: A Sketch of Life and Fact and Incidents in the Life and Labors of Edmund J. Yard, 1883… Go to person page >

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First Line: Yes, pray and wait
Author: Mary D. James



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