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Hymn score of: We wait for thee, O Son of God - The Day of Glory (Philipp Friedrich Hiller/Hannah K. Burlingham/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)

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We wait for thee, O Son of God - The Day of Glory
(Philipp Friedrich Hiller/Hannah K. Burlingham/
Johannes Thomas Rüegg)

The Day of Glory.

1. We wait for thee, O Son of God,
  and long for thine appearing;
"A little while," thou'lt come, O Lord,
  thy waiting people cheering.
    thus hast thou said;
    we lift the head
  in joyful expectation,
  for thou wilt bring salvation.

2. We wait for thee, content to share,
  in patience, days of trial;
so meekly thou the cross didst bear,
  our sin, reproach, denial:
    how should not we
    receive with thee
  the cup of shame and sorrow,
  until the promised morrow?

3. We wait for thee, for thou, e'en here,
  hast won our heart's affection;
in spirit still we find thee near,
  our solace and protection:
    in cloudless light,
    and glory bright,
  we soon with joy shall greet thee,
  and in the air shall meet thee.

4. We wait for thee – thou wilt arise
  whilst hope her watch is keeping;
forgotten then in glad surprise
  shall be our years of weeping.
    Our hearts beat high,
    the dawn is nigh,
  that ends our pilgrim story,
  in thine eternal glory!

Hannah K. Burlingham, Wayside Songs, 1901, 150-151.
Translated from the German Wir warten dein, o Gottes Sohn
of Philipp Friedrich Hiller.

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