I am waiting for the dawning
Of the bright and blessed day,
When the dark-some night of sorrow
Shall have vanished far away;
When for ever with the Saviour,
Far beyond this vale of tears,
I shall swell the song of worship
Through the everlasting years.
I am looking at the brightness,
See, it shineth from afar,
Of the clear and joyous beaming
Of the "Bright and Morning Star."
Through the dark grey mist of morning
Do I see its glorious light;
Then away with every shadow
Of this sad and weary night.
I am waiting for the coming
Of the Lord who died for me;
O His words have thrilled my spirit,
"I will come again for thee."
I can almost hear His footfall
On the threshold of the door,
And my heart, my heart is longing
To be with Him evermore.
Author: S. Trevor Francis Composer: Franz Joseph Haydn