Dear friends, listen, let me tell you, If I but could portray What a vision thrills my being As I walk on this way: There before me in such glory, In such brightness, I see, Stands a Bridegroom, blessed Bridegroom, And He’s waiting for me!
Refrain: He is waiting, He is waiting At the end of the way, “I am coming, I am coming,” With what joy I do say; He is waiting, He is waiting In such splendor, I see— Hallelujah! for my Bridegroom Is there waiting for me!
He is fairer than the lilies, Brighter far than the sun, He is chief among ten thousand, Yes, my heart He has won! I am wholly His forever, Yes, through eternity— For the Bridegroom, yes, my Bridegroom, Is now waiting for me!
Care I any if my journey May now seem rough and long? Nay—His glory lights my pathway, And His smile brings a song; Yes, these clouds and thorns and boulders, Oh, how small they will be When I reach my one Beloved, Who is waiting for me!
I am coming, I am coming, I will never say nay, For His beauty fills my being, Lost in love, I’ll obey; What a vision, what a rapture, What a glory I see— There before me waits my Bridegroom, Yes, He’s waiting for me!