Christ My Song - 1094
Bright, bright Home! Beyond the skies - Watching for the Morning (Hannah K. Burlingham/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)
Watching for the Morning.
1. Bright, bright Home! Beyond the skies,
where Jesus is enthroned in glory,
thy beauty gleams before mine eyes,
thy portals glisten now before me.
Bright, bright Home!
2. Dark, dark world! I would not stay,
amid thy painted scenes of splendour;
I hasten toward the golden day,
thy tinsel treasure I surrender.
Dark, dark world!
3. Sweet, sweet dawn! So fair and near,
before the eastern skies are glowing,
I see the morning star appear,
the mountain-tops like silver showing;
sweet, sweet dawn!
4. Come, Lord, come! We wait for thee,
we listen still for thy returning;
thy loveliness we long to see,
for thee the lamp of hope is burning.
Come, Lord, come!
Hannah K. Burlingham, Wayside Songs, 1901, 188.