Here, O My Lord, I See Thee Face to Face   3 comments

An Image of Jesus from Ravenna, Italy

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Hymn Source = The Hymnal 1982, of The Episcopal Church

Words by Horatius Bonar (1808-1889), a Scottish Presbyterian minister and cofounder of the Free Church of Scotland (1843-1900), which merged back into its parent body, the Church of Scotland


1.  Here, O my Lord, I see thee face to face;

here would I touch and handle things unseen;

here grasp with firmer hand eternal grace,

and all my weariness upon thee lean.

2.  Here would I feed upon the Bread of God;

here drink with thee the royal Wine of heaven;

here would I lay aside each earthly load,

here taste afresh the calm of sin forgiven.

3.  I have no help bit thine;

nor do I need another arm but thine to lean upon;

it is enough, my Lord, enough indeed;

my strength is in thy might, thy might alone.

4.  Mine is the sin, but thine the righteousness;

mine is the guilt, but thine the cleansing Blood.

Here is my robe, my refuge, and my peace;

thy Blood, thy righteousness, O Lord, my God.

Posted November 1, 2010 by neatnik2009 in Eucharist 1800s, The Hymnal 1982 (1985)

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