"Waiting for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ."

1 Cor. 1:7.

"There is none upon earth that I desire beside thee." Ps. 73:25.

"The desire of all nations shall come." Hag. 2:7.

"Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life." Prov. 13:12.

"Yet a little while, and He that shall come will come, and will not tarry." Heb. 10:37.

"Them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with Him." 1 Thess. 4:14.

"Surely I come quickly." Rev. 22:20.

Coming, though "hope" is fading
Into the gloom of night;
And sorrow is darkly shading
Prospects which once were bright.

Coming to end the sorrow,
Coming to ease the pain,
Bringing our loved ones "with Him,"
Never to part again!

Coming! no distance lying
Stretching far into space -
Between the joy of "believing,"
And the joy of "seeing" His face!

Coming! Ah, but a moment,
And perhaps these eyes shall see
The form of the One who "died and rose,"
And is coming again for me!

Then the waiting-time will be over,
The pain, and sorrow, and strife;
And the heart's "desire cometh,"
Truly a "a tree of life."
A. S. Oliphant.