When the Hearts We Fondly Cherish

When the hearts we fondly cherish

Author: Fanny Crosby
Tune: [When the hearts we fondly cherish]
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1 When the hearts we fondly cherish,
From our home are far away,
For the absent ones returning,
How we long, and watch, and pray;
How we look to see them coming,
When the moon is on the hill;
And the lonely star of midnight
Finds us watching, praying still.

2 Yes, we look for their returning,
Till our aching eyes grow dim;
But the Master too is coming;
Are we watching now for Him?
O the sleepless, anxious moments
That for others oft we spend,
Tho' we fail to heed the counsel
Of our kindest, dearest Friend.

3 Place the watch lamp in the window,
Let its rays burn bright and clear,
Lest the Bridegroom should surprise us,
For His coming may be near;
“Watch, and be ye also ready.”
Were His parting words to all;
He may come at early dawning,
Or when evening shadows fall.

Source: Joyful Lays: a new collection of songs, prepared and adapted for the Sunday School #25

Author: Fanny Crosby

Pseudonymns: A.V., Mrs. A. E. Andrews, Mrs. E. A. Andrews, Mrs. E. L. Andrews, James L. Black, Henrietta E. Blair, Charles Bruce, Robert Bruce, Leah Carlton, Eleanor Craddock, Lyman G. Cuyler, D.H.W., Ella Dare, Ellen Dare, Mrs. Ellen Douglass, Lizzie Edwards. Miss Grace Elliot, Grace J. Frances, Victoria Frances, Jennie Garnett, Frank Gould, H. D. K., Frances Hope, Annie L. James, Martha J. Lankton, Grace Lindsey, Maud Marion, Sallie Martin, Alice Monteith, Mrs. N. D. Plume, Kate Smiley, Sallie Smith, J. L. Sterling, John Sterling, Julia Sterling, Ida Scott Taylor, Mary R. Tilden, Carrie M. Wilson, W.H.D. Frances Jane Crosby, the daughter of John and Mercy Crosby, was born in Southeast, Putnam County, N. Y., March 24, 1820. She became… Go to person page >

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First Line: When the hearts we fondly cherish
Title: When the Hearts We Fondly Cherish
Author: Fanny Crosby
Meter: D
Copyright: Public Domain


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