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Earth was waiting spent and restless




Earth was waiting, spent and restless,
With a mingled hope and fear:
And the faithful few were sighing,
“Surely, Lord, the day is near;
The Desire of all the nations,
It is time He should appear.”


Still the gods were in their temples,
But the ancient faith had fled;
And the priests stood by their altars
Only for a piece of bread;
And the oracles were silent,
And the prophets all were dead.


In the sacred courts of Zion,
Where the Lord had His abode,
There the money-changers trafficked,
And the sheep and oxen trod;
And the world, because of wisdom,
Knew not either Lord or God.


Then the Spirit of the Highest
On a virgin meek came down,
And He burned her with blessing,
And He pained her with renown;
For she bare the Lord’s anointed,
For His cross and for His crown.


Earth for Him had groaned and travailed
Since the ages first began;
For in Him was hid the secret
That through all the ages ran
Son of Mary, Son of David,
Son of God, and Son of man.

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LYRICS
Meter: 8 7 8 7 8 7
Writer(s):
    Trans/Adapted:
      Dates:
      Bible Refs:
      LIST OF LYRIC SOURCES
      Hymn/Song Book Year Song #
      1962# 79
      2004# 203
      1988# 54
      MUSIC
      Name: ORIEL
      Meter: 8 7 8 7 8 7
      Writer(s):
        Dates: 1840
        ALTERNATIVE TUNES
        Name meter
        8 7 8 7 8 7
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