The Max Hunter Folk Song Collection

Wait a Little Longer Please, Jesus

Cat. #1139 (MFH #792) - As sung by Ollie Gilbert, Mountain View, Arkansas on July 15, 1970

VERSE 1
Here th labor is so hard
An' th workers are so tired
An' our weary hearts are yearning for a rest
Then we find we're gettin' anxious
To leave this happy land
Where we'll recieve such peace an' happiness

CHORUS:
Wait a little longer, please, Jesus
There's so many that's wandering out in sin
Just a little longer, please, Jesus
A few more days to get our loved ones in

VERSE 2
We may look into th sky
Tears will fill our eyes
For weary hearts are yearning for a rest
Then, we pray, O Lord
Come take our childring home
Then we'll look around an' then we'll say

VERSE 3
Th families scattered, here an' there
But Lord, we love them dear
An' maybe we can help them find th way
Then waiting is th cause
That they might not be lost
Lord, that's the only reason that we say