Therefore, brothers and sisters, you must be patient as you wait for the coming of the Lord.
7 Therefore, brothers and sisters, you must be patient as you wait for the coming of the Lord. Consider the farmer who waits patiently for the coming of rain in the fall and spring, looking forward to the precious fruit of the earth. 8 You also must wait patiently, strengthening your resolve, because the coming of the Lord is near. 9 Don’t complain about each other, brothers and sisters, so that you won’t be judged. Look! The judge is standing at the door!
10 Brothers and sisters, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord as an example of patient resolve and steadfastness.
The beautiful melody of this evening hymn to light spins its long first phrase above a rolling piano accompaniment that continues throughout, enhancing the graceful text before seamlessly connecting verse 1 to verse 2. This could also be sung effectively by treble voices as the lamps are lit. A jpeg file for the congregational melody is included for use in a worship bulletin. 2 pages