Waiting With Joyful Hearts To Hear

Waiting with joyful hearts to hear our blessed Lord’s command,
Ready beneath the banner of his cross to take our stand;
Following in his steps thro’ cloudless day or darkest night,
Loyal and true to him amid the thickest of the fight.

Waiting for our Lord’s command,
Ready by his cross to stand,
Walking in the steps of Jesus
To the promised land.

Keeping the blood-stained cross and victor’s crown before our view,
Praying for grace and strength the conflict daily to renew;
Forward we press, that we at last may win the glorious prize
Jesus will give to all his faithful ones beyond the skies. [Refrain]

Knowing the God of battles will his soldiers true defend,
Trusting his promise that he will be with us to the end;
We will endure as seeing him who doth our place prepare,
Where we shall see him face to face, and all his glory share. [Refrain]