Waiting in Silence - Landry

This hymn for Advent was written by American Roman Catholic liturgical musician and songwriter Carey Landry (b 1944).

It was included in How Beautiful Is the Child released in 2003, and later in Landry's compilation album All Is Well with My Soul: Songs for Liturgy and Prayer 1970 - 2010. Sheet music for both the song and these collections is available from OCP, SheetMusicPlus, etc.

It is set to an unnamed tune, also by Landry. This has a 3/4 time signature. In the key of Cm, the first few notes of the melody line are C E F G_ G  F E D C_.


Mary at the Spinning Wheel from Németújvár - depiction of Mary in advanced pregnancy, awaiting the birth of Jesus.

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Lyrics

The lyrics are copyright so cannot be reproduced here. But they are currently available on this website. A rough outline is:
Waiting in silence, waiting in hope,
... Come Lord Jesus. Maranatha!

Waiting in silence, waiting in hope,
... we trust in your love. ...

Waiting in silence, waiting in hope,
... Lord, we seek your truth ...

Waiting in silence, waiting in hope,
... we long for new life ...

Waiting in silence, waiting in hope,
... our hearts thirst for you ...
Make us your garden, Lord. Maranatha!

See also

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Waiting in silence, waiting in hope, we are your people, we long for you, Lord. God, ever with us, Emmanuel. Come Lord Jesus. Maranatha! 2 Waiting in silence, waiting in hope, we are your people, we trust in your love. O Sun of Justice, true Prince of Peace, Come with your justice, Lord. Maranatha! 3 Waiting in silence, waiting in hope, we are your people, Lord, we seek your truth. Wisdom Incarnate, teach us your way; Show us the path of life. Maranatha! 4 Waiting in silence, waiting in hope, we are your people, we long for new life. O Key of David, open our hearts. Give us new vision, Lord. Maranatha! 5 Waiting in silence, waiting in hope, we are your people, our hearts thirst for you. Flower of Jesse, bloom in our midst. Make us your garden, Lord. Maranatha! Make us your garden, Lord. Maranatha!

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