I wait for the LORD, my soul waits,
and in his word I hope.
SONG: “Wait on the Lord” by Ben Keyes, on Were You There? Are You Here? (2007)
O Master, my desires to work, to know,
To be aware that I do live and grow—
All restless wish for anything not thee
I yield, and on thy altar offer me.
Let me no more from out thy presence go,
But keep me waiting watchful for thy will—
Even while I do it, waiting watchful still.
—George MacDonald, from A Book of Strife in the Form of the Diary of an Old Soul (1880)
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