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No. 158 I am Waiting, Dear Jesus, for Thee

Verse 1:
I am waiting for Jesus to welcome me home,
To the place He has gone to prepare,
To the mansion of light and the robe, pure and white,
To the harp and the crown for me there.
Waiting, waiting, I am waiting, dear Jesus for Thee;
Waiting, dear Jesus, yes , waiting for Thee.

Verse 2:
How I long to be roaming the blest fields of light,
With the dear, loving children of light;
And to sing the sweet song as we’re marching along,
Of redemption thro’ Jesus’ might.
Waiting, waiting, I am waiting, dear Jesus for Thee;
Waiting, dear Jesus, yes , waiting for Thee.

Verse 3:
Many loved ones have I in that beautiful land,
They are watching and waiting for me;
And they beckon me o’er to that bright happy shore,
There the beauties of heaven to see.
Ever, longing, all the beauties of heaven to see.
Ever I’m longing, dear Jesus, I’m longing heaven to see.

Verse 4:
Roll along, then, sweet moments, and bear me away
To my beautiful home in the sky,
To the land of the blest, where I sweetly shall rest
In the palace of Jesus on high.
Ever, longing, all the beauties of heaven to see.
Ever I’m longing, dear Jesus, I’m longing heaven to see.

J.G./Joseph Garrison

No. 157 Happy in Jesus

(Sing to Tune on Opposite Page)–by which they mean “The Kindest Rule”.

Verse 1:
I am happy, oh, so happy,
Precious Savior, in Thy love;
I could sing from morn to even,
Like the blessed ones above.
I could tell of Thy sweet mercy
Through the bright, bright, sunny day,
And in joy and adoration
Pass the blissful hours away.

Refrain:
I am happy, oh, so happy,
I am happy, oh, so happy,
I am happy, yes, I’m happy,
Precious Savior, in Thy love.

Verse 2:
I am happy, oh, so happy,
For I know that Thou art mine,
And Thy Spirit witness whispers
That I am a child of Thine;
And an heir to life and glory
In the deathless summer land,
Where with saints and shining angels
In my white robes I shall stand.

Verse 3:
I am happy, oh, so happy,
And my heart is light and free
As the bonnie birds above me,
Warbling joyous melody;
I will sing of Thee, my Savior,
Bless Thee with my feeble breath,
Till my eyes are closed to life-light,
and my earth-songs hushed in death.

A.T. Goram

No. 155

This song does not have a title. I know it as “There is a Wideness in God’s Mercy”.

Verse 1:
There’s a wideness in God’s mercy
Like the wideness of the sea;
There’s a kindness in His justice
Which is more than liberty.

Refrain:
He is calling, “Come to me!”
Lord, I gladly haste to Thee.

Verse 2:
For the love of God is broader
Than the measure of man’s mind;
And the heart of the Eternal
Is most wonderfully kind.

Verse 3:
If our love were but more simple,
We should take Him at His word;
And our lives would be all sunshine,
In the sweetness of our Lord.

F.W. Faber

No. 110 In the Heavenly Land

Verse 1:
Oh, that land, the golden land,
Just beyond the Jordan’s strand,
Where the promis’d mansions are,
And the bright and morning Star.
In the heav’nly land beyond,
In the heav’nly land beyond.

Refrain:
In the land, (Happy land,) far beyond, (far beyond,)
In the land, (heav’nly land,) blessed land, (blessed land,)
In the land, (heav’nly land,) far beyond, (far beyond,)
In the heav’nly land beyond.

Verse 2:
In His word I read the story
Of His love and dying glory,
How on earth He came to save us,
And above He’ll surely meet us,
In the blessed heav’nly land,
In the blessed heav’nly land.

Verse 3:
With the dear ones gone before,
We shall stand forevermore;
There we’ll watch and wait with Jesus,
While the dear ones come and greet us,
In the happy land beyond,
In the happy land beyond.

D.H.L./D. Hayden Lloyd

No. 75: Take My Hand

Verse 1:
With my hand in that of Jesus,
I would joyful, joyful be,
Tho’ the clouds hang dark and heavy,
And the way I cannot see;
For the Lord will safely lead me
Thro’ the darkness into light;
In His own good time and pleasure,
He will make my pathway bright.

Refrain:
Take my hand, O blessed Jesus!
Guide me thro’ this world of care!
Bring me to the heav’nly mansions,
To enjoy the glory there.

Verse 2:
With my hand in that of Jesus,
I will trustful, trustful be,
I will be content and happy,
Knowing He will care for me;
Should all earthly friends forsake me,
Should all earthly joys depart,
I will still be calm and joyful,
I will trustful be of heart.

Rev. E.A. Hoffman/C.E. Pollock

No. 70 I Will Arise

Verse 1:
I will arise and go to my Father,
For He will surely let me come in;
Tho’ of His love I am so unworthy,
He will forgive me, freely, my sin.

Refrain:
I will arise, I will arise,
And seek my Father’s face without delay;
I will arise, I will arise,
Here in my sins I’ll no longer stay.

Verse 2:
I will arise; oh, why should I tarry,
Living this life so mean and so low,
Eating these husks which satisfy never?
Filled is my heart with sorrow and woe.

Verse 3:
I will arise; ’tis folly to linger,
For I grow sinful while here I stay;
Soon it may be too late home to enter,
And I forever must stay away.

J.E.H./J.E. Hall

No. 65 Blest be the Tie

Verse 1:
Blest be the tie that binds
Our hearts in Christian love;
The fellowship of kindred minds
Is like to that above.

Verse 2:
Before our Father’s throne,
We pour our ardent prayers;
Our fears, our hopes, our aims are one,
Our comforts and our cares.

Verse 3:
We share our mutual woes;
Our mutual burdens bear;
And often for each other flows
The sympathizing tear.

Verse 4:
When we asunder part,
It gives us inward pain;
But we shall still be joined in heart,
And hope to meet again.

No author or composer is given for this hymn.