Christ My Song - 915
Soon shall our Master come - Waiting for the Master
(James George Deck/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)
Waiting for the Master.
"Let your loins be girded about, and your lights burning; and ye yourselves like unto men that wait for their lord, when he will return from the wedding; that when he cometh and knocketh, they may open unto him immediately."
(Luke 12, 35-36)
2. N o w may we do his will,
in all his footsteps tread;
and, in a world of evil, still
to grieve him only dread.
3. May we his name confess
'midst suffering, shame, and loss;
stand forth his faithful witnesses,
and glory in the Cross.
4. Watchful may each be found,
our loins well girded be;
in works of faith and love abound,
till we our Master see.
5. Then shall we soar above,
nor cease our sweet employ;
and hear him say, with tender love,
" E n t e r t h y M a s t e r ' s j o y . "
James George Deck, Hymns and Sacred Poems, 1906, 47-48.