Waiting At the Door

I am waiting for the master

Author: K. M. Reasoner
Tune: [I am waiting for the Master]
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1. I am waiting for the Master,
Who will bid me rise and come
To the glory of His presence,
To the gladness of His home.

They are watching at the portal,
They are waiting at the door;
Waiting only for my coming,
All the loved ones gone before.

2. Many a weary path I’ve traveled,
In the darkest storm and strife,
Bearing many a heavy burden,
Often struggling for my life. [Refrain]

3. Many friends that traveled with me,
Reached that portal long ago;
One by one they left me battling
With the dark and crafty foe. [Refrain]

4. Yes, their pilgrimage was shorter,
And their triumph sooner won;
Oh, how lovingly they’ll greet me
When the toils of life are done. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #7093

Author: K. M. Reasoner

Reasoner, Katherine M. "I am waiting for the Master" (Heaven Anticipated) is given as hers in I. D Sankey's Sacred Songs and Solos, 1881. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)  Go to person page >

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First Line: I am waiting for the master
Title: Waiting At the Door
Author: K. M. Reasoner
Language: English
Refrain First Line: They are watching at the portal
Copyright: 1943, by Thoro Harris in Songs of Summerland



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