Christ My Song - 1094
Bright, bright Home! Beyond the skies - Watching for the Morning (Hannah K. Burlingham/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)
Watching for the Morning.
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.