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.
Rusty Edwards and Jenni Lee Boyden are true modern-day psalmists in that their hymns speak of our common earth-bound conditions with all its joys and pains, but they inevitably address God’s unending presence and our words of praise. Additional texts and tunes are provided by Helen Cummings, Hal Hopson (who also authored the Foreword), Amanda Husberg, Mark Miller, Juanita Sabochick, and Russell Schulz-Widmar. Each hymn is presented first as text only, so that it can be read unencumbered by music. The second presentation is a "full music" version with interlined in standard hymn format. Finally, the hymn is set in "tune line" version, suitable for duplication in a bulletin. Part of the Abingdon Press Hymn Series.