Text Based On Revelation Chapter 14 (KJV)
Here is the patience of the saints: here
are they that keep the commandments
of God, and the faith of Jesus.
Words: Horatius Bonar: 1808-1889
Music: Louis Bourgeois: 1510-1561
St. Michael (Old 134th .S.M.) v5/G
THY CHURCH HAS WAITED LONG
Thy Church has waited long
Her absent Lord to see;
And still in loneliness she waits,
A friendless stranger she.
How long, O Lord our God,
Holy and true and good,
Wilt Thou not judge Thy suffering church,
Her sighs and tears and blood?
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.
The serpent’s brood increase,
The powers of hell grow bold,
The conflict thickens, faith is low,
And love is waxing cold.
Come, Lord, and wipe away
The curse, the sin, the stain,
And make this blighted world of ours
Thine own fair world again.