7019. Unanswered Yet

1. Unanswered yet?
The prayers your lips have pleaded
In agony of heart these many years?
Does faith begin to fail, is hope departing,
And think you all in vain those falling tears?
Say not the Father hath not heard your prayer:
You shall have your desire, sometime, somewhere,
You shall have your desire, sometime, somewhere.

2. Unanswered yet?
Though when you first presented
This one petition at the Father’s throne,
It seemed you could not wait the time of asking,
So urgent was your heart to make it known.
Though years have passed since then, do not despair;
The Lord will answer you, sometime, somewhere,
The Lord will answer you, sometime, somewhere.

3. Unanswered yet?
Nay, do not say ungranted;
Perhaps your part is not yet wholly done;
The work began when first your prayer was uttered,
And God will finish what He has begun.
If you will keep the incense burning there,
His glory you shall see, sometime somewhere,
His glory you shall see, sometime somewhere.

4. Unanswered yet?
Faith cannot be unanswered;
Her feet were firmly planted on the Rock;
Amid the wildest storm prayer stands undaunted,
Nor quail before the loudest thunder shock.
She knows Omnipotence has heard her prayer,
And cries, It shall be done, sometime, somewhere,
And cries, It shall be done, sometime, somewhere.

Text Information
First Line: Unanswered yet?
Title: Unanswered Yet
Author: Ophelia Guyon Browning (1879)
Language: English
Source: The Christian Standard 1880
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: [Unanswered yet?]
Composer: Charles Davis Tillman (1883)
Incipit: 32313 54123 33334
Key: G Major
Source: Spiritual Songs No. 2, by Elisha A. Hoffpman (Cleveland, Ohio: Samuel Barber, 1883)
Copyright: Public Domain

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