Author of the Lyrics
The author of the motivational
words of the "Wait on the Lord" lyrics, Fanny Crosby (March 24, 1820-February 12, 1915),
was born in Brewster, Putnam County, New York, United States and
achieved fame as a Hymn writer. Frances Jane Crosby (Fanny) was the most prolific American hymnist, writing over 8000 hymns.
Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the
music that accompanies the
words of "Wait on the Lord", John Robson Sweney (December 31, 1837-April 10, 1899),
was born in West Chester, Pennsylvania, United States and
became famous as a musician, conductor, teacher and composer of more than 1,000 Gospel songs.
Information about the
Title of Hymn: Wait on the Lord
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): Fanny Crosby (March 24, 1820
to February 12, 1915)
Nationality of Author:
Translator of the Hymn
lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English
Name of Composer of Music: John Robson Sweney (December 31, 1837 to
April 10, 1899)
Hymn Category: Christian Songs
First Line of Hymn: "Wait on the Lord, wait patiently, And thou shalt in Him be blest"
First Publication Date:
Wait on the Lord Lyrics
Wait on the Lord, wait patiently,
And thou shalt in Him be blest;
After the storm, a holy calm,
And after thy labor rest.
Wait on the Lord, for whom hast thou
On earth or in Heaven but He?
Over thy soul a watch He keeps,
Wherever thy path may be.
Wait on the Lord, wait cheerfully,
And He will thy youth renew;
Wait on the Lord obediently,
Whatever He bids thee do.
Wait on the Lord, wait lovingly,
Confide in His care thy all;
Those that abide in perfect peace
No danger can e'er befall.
Wait on the Lord, wait joyfully,
For then shall thy heart be strong;
Lo! by His hand He leadeth thee,
And thou shalt be filled with song.