425. We Would See Jesus; for the Shadows

1 We would see Jesus; for the shadows lengthen
Across this little landscape of our life;
We would see Jesus, our weak faith to strengthen,
For the last weariness, the final strife.

2 We would see Jesus; the great rock foundation
Whereon our feet were set by sov'reign grace;
Nor life nor death, with all their agitation,
Can thence remove us, if we see His face.

3 We would see Jesus; sense is all too binding,
And heav'n appears too dim, too far away.
We would see Thee, Thyself our hearts reminding
What Thou hast suffered, our great debt to pay.

4 We would see Jesus; this is all we're needing;
Strength, joy, and willingness come with the sight;
We would see Jesus, dying, risen, pleading,
Then welcome day, and farewell mortal night.

Amen.

Text Information
First Line: We would see Jesus; for the shadows lengthen
Title: We Would See Jesus; for the Shadows
Author: Anna B. Warner (1852)
Publication Date: 1974
Meter: 11 10 11 10
Scripture: John 12:21; Acts 7:56; Hebrews 12:2
Topic: Fellowship: with God
Tune Information
Name: CONSOLATION
Composer: Felix Mendelssohn (1834, arr.)
Meter: 11 10 11 10
Key: E♭ Major



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