Advent Hymnals

177. THE CHURCH HAS WAITED LONG

Church Hymnal 1941,


1.
The church has waited long
Her absent Lord to see;
And still in loneliness she waits,
A friendless stranger she.

2.
How long, O Lord our God,
Holy and true and good,
Wilt Thou not judge Thy suffering church,
Her sighs and tears and blood?

3.
We long to hear Thy voice,
To see Thee face to face,
To share Thy crown and glory then,
As now we share Thy grace.

4.
Come, Lord, and wipe away
The curse, the sin, the stain,
And make this blighted world of ours
Thine own fair world again.


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Title The Church Has Waited Long
Key A♭ Major
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First Line The church has waited long
Author Horatius Bonar (1808-1889)
Year 1941
Composer Horatio W. Parker
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Tune GARDEN CITY
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Chorus
Chorus Type
Subjects Jesus Christ: His Second Coming
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