Savior Come, Thy Friends Are Waiting

Savior, come, Thy friends are waiting

Author: Thomas Kelly
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1 Savior, come, Thy friends are waiting,
Waiting for the final day:
Thence the promised glory dating;
Come and bear Thy saints away.
Come, Lord Jesus,
Thus Thy waiting people pray.

2 Base the wish, and vain th’endeavor,
While on earth to find our rest:
’Till we see Thy face, we never
Shall or can be fully blest;
In Thy presence
Nothing shall our peace molest.

3 Lord, we wait for Thine appearing:
Tarry not, Thy people say;
Bright the prospect is, and cheering,
Of beholding Thee that day;
When our sorrows
Shall for ever pass away.

4 ’Till it comes, O keep us steady,
Keep us walking in Thy ways;
At Thy call may we be ready,
And our heads with triumph raise:
Then with angels
Sing Thine everlasting praise.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #9610

Author: Thomas Kelly

Kelly, Thomas, B.A., son of Thomas Kelly, a Judge of the Irish Court of Common Pleas, was born in Dublin, July 13, 1769, and educated at Trinity College, Dublin. He was designed for the Bar, and entered the Temple, London, with that intention; but having undergone a very marked spiritual change he took Holy Orders in 1792. His earnest evangelical preaching in Dublin led Archbishop Fowler to inhibit him and his companion preacher, Rowland Hill, from preaching in the city. For some time he preached in two unconsecrated buildings in Dublin, Plunket Street, and the Bethesda, and then, having seceded from the Established Church, he erected places of worship at Athy, Portarlington, Wexford, &c, in which he conducted divine worship and preached. H… Go to person page >

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First Line: Savior, come, Thy friends are waiting
Title: Savior Come, Thy Friends Are Waiting
Author: Thomas Kelly
Meter: 87.87.47
Source: Hymns Not Before Published (Dublin: Thomas Johnston, 1815)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


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