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Woodbury, I. B. (Issac Baker), 1819-1858 (ed.) / The new lute of Zion: a collection of sacred music, designed for the use of congregations generally, but more especially the Methodist Episcopal Church
(c1856)

The music teacher,   pp. [III]-XXXVIII


Page XXXI

THE WIFE'S WELCOME. Chorus.                                             
                                  .. 
1. The hearth is swept, the  fire is bright, The  ket- tie sings for thee;
 The cloth is spread, the lamps are light, The hot cakes smoke in napkn wht
1. The hearth is swept, the  fire is bright, The  ket- tie sings for  thee;
 The cloth is spread, the lamps are light, The hot cakes smoke in napkins
whit, M 
. The hearth is swept, the  fire is bright, Th~e  ket - tle sings for  thee;
 The cloth is spread, the lamps are light, The hot cakes snioke in napkins
white, 
b--           -F- -- -                                           The clock
ticks listeingly. 
.....                                                                   
                     Th2ZLZ~e blinds are shut, the curtain down, 
The arm-chair to the fireside drawn, 
And now   I wait for  thee,      And now    I wait for thee, And now   I
wait   for  thee.                The boy is on my knee. 
~ ~# F~i~~                                                              
                   Thy tak is done, we miss t he ei; 
.......  "  .......    .   ..........Whre'er thy footsteps roam, 
now I wait for   thee,     And now I wait for    thee,    And       now 
    I       wait  for   thee.             No hand will spread such kindly
chow 
--.__-_-____    _        -_-_-_          -                ,-   ---      
._      _#No beating heart, no listenitig enr, 
And now   I wait for                       ----                         
                  ---thee,  And now  I wait for thee, And now  I wait  for
 thee.  Aha I along the crisp walks fast 
.....         .....                      __0    .   ...That well known step
doth con 
___    -i-va-rn-[s                         --Th babe is wild with joy at
last,- 
.........A thousan welcomes home. 


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