Congregational Songs

Greg Scheer

We Are Waiting

words and music by Greg Scheer
copyright 1997

This song celebrates the majesty of the Father, the life of the Son, and the vision of the Holy Spirit. It is especially good at the beginning of worship because it defines a spirit of readiness in the people of the church who are waiting for a fresh encounter with the Lord. If your church also has a choir, you can introduce the song to the congregation using my arrangement for choir, flute, and piano that is published by Augsburg Fortress.

hear the music: mp3
print the music: pdf (lead sheet)

1. We are waiting, Father, for your majesty
to free our lives with your reign of peace.
May your mighty hand rule our hearts with love;
expand your kingdom on the earth through us.

We are waiting; waiting; waiting to hear your word.
We are waiting; waiting; speak we are listening Lord.

2. We are waiting, Jesus, for the life you bring
to flow like waters from mountain streams.
Cleanse our hearts and minds from all impurity.
Let us grow in grace and live gracefully.


3. We are waiting, Spirit, give us eyes that we
may see your vision and dream your dreams.
Show us some new facet of yourself, some truth,
that breaks the idols we have made of you.