9109. Waiting For The King

1 I am waiting for the hour
When the King in all His power,
With a mighty shout from Heaven
Shall descend:
Those who love Him shall rejoice
When they heard His blessèd voice,
And with Him shall reign thro’ ages
Without end.

I am waiting, I am waiting,
I am waiting for the coming
Of the King;
For that great and glorious day
When the clouds are rolled away,
I am waiting for the coming
Of the King.

2 Thro’ the spacious hills of time
Angels sing their songs sublime,
Till the rocks and hills and valleys
Catch the strain;
Worlds flung into space afar,
Sun and moon and glittering star,
Echo back in joyous rapture
The refrain. [Refrain]

3 In a moment changed complete,
Lifted to a land replete
With His perfect touch of love, no
Blemish there;
Every mystery made plain,
Every loss my richest gain,
Fullest joy and matchless splendor
Everywhere. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: I am waiting for the hour
Title: Waiting For The King
Author: Alfred Henry Ackley
Refrain First Line: I am waiting, I am waiting
Language: English
Source: The World Evangel by Robert H. Coleman (Philadelphia: American Baptist Publishing Society, 1913)
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: [I am waiting for the hour]
Composer: Bentley DeForest Ackley
Key: B♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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