Be patient, my brothers, as you wait for the Lord.
Be patient, my sisters, but keep your hopes high.
Like a farmer who’s waiting or the spring rains to fall,
Be patient, my children; the Lord will come soon.
About This Song:
I don’t get to take credit for the simile this song uses. It comes directly from James 5:7-8…
7 Be patient, then, brothers and sisters, until the Lord’s coming. See how the farmer waits for the land to yield its valuable crop, patiently waiting for the autumn and spring rains. 8 You too, be patient and stand firm, because the Lord’s coming is near. (NIV)
If you’re like many other Christians, you look at how messed up the world is now and are convinced that Jesus will have to come again soon. How can the world continue to exist in such a sin-sorry state?
While that makes sense, I suspect people in Jesus’ day couldn’t imagine their world getting any worse, either.
So I have to accept Jesus’ statement that only God the Father knows the date and time of His return. In the meantime, His children need to continue going about the Father’s business–sowing the seeds of His Good News so that as any people as possible will be saved.
You can find a free PDF lead sheet (chords, melody, & lyrics) for this song on my website. Check here for all available lead sheets. And don’t forget to check the archives for other songs that might be similar in theme to this one.
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