WAIT A LITTLE LONGER PLEASE JESUS
Recorded by Merle Haggard and Bonnie Owens
Written by Hazel Souser and Chester Smith
[E] Here the labor is so hard
And the [A] workers, they are [E] tired
And our weary hearts are yearnin' for a [B7] rest
And I [E] find we're getting anxious
To [A] be in that happy [E] home
Where we'll receive such [B7] peace and happi-[E] ness.
[E] But wait a little longer, please [B7] Jesus
There are so many wandering out in [E] sin
Just a little longer, please [B7] Jesus
A few more days to get our loved ones [E] in.
The family's scattered here and there
And oh, Lord we love them dear
Maybe we can help them find the way
But if waiting is the cost
Dear, oh, Lord they might be lost
And that's the only reason why we say.