What Will it Be When We See Him?

If singing his praises is sweet to us here

Author: Ada R. Habershon
Tune: [If singing His praises is sweet to us here]
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1 If singing His praises is sweet to us here,
What will it be when we see Him?
And if to our hearts His own Word grows more dear,
What will it be when we see Him?

Chorus:
What will it be when we see Him?
What will it be when we see Him?
We shall in an instant be wholly transformed,
We’ll know what He is when we see Him.

2 How blest are the moments with Him which we spend,
What will it be when we see Him?
When perfect communion all tho't will transcend,
What will it be when we see Him? [Chorus]

3 If we upon earth are amazed at His grace,
What will it be when we see Him?
If here, tho' but dimly, His beauty we trace,
What will it be when we see Him? [Chorus]

4 Our heart burns within us when His voice is heard,
What will it be when we see Him?
And love to Himself in each bosom is stirred,
What will it be when we see Him? [Chorus]

Source: Tabernacle Hymns Number Four: a choice collection of hymns and songs for every religious use #175

Author: Ada R. Habershon

Ada Ruth Habershon (1861-1918) was a Christian hymnist, probably best known for her 1907 hymn "Will the Circle Be Unbroken?" Ada R. Habershon was born in Marylebone, England on Jan­u­a­ry 8, 1861. Her father, Dr. Samuel Osborne Ha­ber­shon, was a noted physician; her mother was Grace Habershon. She was raised in Chelsea, London, in a Christian home. In her twenties, she was a member of the circle surrounding Charles Spurgeon. She met Dwight L. Moody and Ira D. Sankey in 1884 during their preaching tour of England. At their urging, she visited the United States, delivering a series of lectures on the Old Testament that were later published. Habershon's first foray into hymn writing came in 1899, when she wrote several hymns in the… Go to person page >

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First Line: If singing his praises is sweet to us here
Title: What Will it Be When We See Him?
Author: Ada R. Habershon
Refrain First Line: What will it be when we see Him?
Copyright: Public Domain

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