We would see Jesus; for the shadows lengthenAuthor: Anna Bartlett Warner (1852)
Tune: CONSOLATION (Mendelssohn)
Published in 238 hymnals
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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 with 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; other lights are paling,
Which for long years we have rejoiced to see;
The blessings of our pilgrimage are failing;
We would not mourn them, for we go to Thee.
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.
Source: 50 Uncommon Songs: for partakers of the common salvation #43
|First Line:||We would see Jesus; for the shadows lengthen|
|Author:||Anna Bartlett Warner (1852)|
We would see Jesus; for the shadows lengthen. [Death Anticipated.] Usually attributed to Ellen Ellis, a contributor to the Golden Grain Series, It is in Hastings's Church Melodies, 1858, the Hymnal Companion, 1890, &c.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)
We would see Jesus: for the shadows lengthen, p. 1595, i. This hymn is in Miss Warner's novel, Dollars and Cents, N. Y., 1852, renamed Speculation; or the Glen-Luna Family. By Amy Lothrop (Lond.: Routledge & Co.), 1853, p. 173, in 7 stanzas of 4 lines. "Amy Lothrop" was a pen-name of Anna Warner, p. 1234, i. We know nothing of "Ellen Ellis," to whom the hymn is sometimes attributed.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)
|Instances (1 - 6 of 6)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|50 Uncommon Songs: for partakers of the common salvation #43||We Would See Jesus||We would see Jesus, for the shadows lengthen||CONSOLATION (Mendelssohn)||Anna B. Warner||Revelation 22:3-4; John 12:20-21||2014|
|Ambassador Hymnal: for Lutheran worship #609||We Would See Jesus, For the Shadows Lengthen||We would see Jesus; for the shadows lengthen||CONSOLATION||Anna B. Warner, 1827-1915||11 10 11 10||1994||Aspiration | ; Closing Hymns | ; Comfort & Rest | ; Death | ; Hope ||
|Hymns of Faith #537||We Would See Jesus||We would see Jesus, for the shadows lengthen||[We would see Jesus, for the shadows lengthen]||Anna B. Warner||John 12:21; Romans 8:39; Hebrews 12:2; 1 John 2:47||1980||Praise | of Christ|
|Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #494||“We would see Jesus;” for the shadows lengthen||“We would see Jesus;” for the shadows lengthen||1985|
|Small Church Music #3014||We would see Jesus||We would see Jesus||[We would see Jesus]||Anna Bartlett Warner||126.96.36.199|
|The Cyber Hymnal #7257||We Would See Jesus (Warner)||We would see Jesus; for the shadows lengthen||VISIO DOMINI||Anna B. Warner||188.8.131.52||This hymn was included in her novel <cite>Dollars and Cents</cite>, 1852; the book was republished in London in 1853, retitled <cite>Speculation; or the Glen-Luna Family</cite>|