My Savior first of all

When my lifework is ended, and I cross the swelling tide

Author: Fanny Crosby (1894)
Tune: I SHALL KNOW HIM
Published in 188 hymnals

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1 When my lifework is ended and I cross the swelling tide,
When the bright and glorious morning I shall see;
I shall know my Redeemer when I reach the other side,
And His smile will be the first to welcome me.

Chorus:
I shall know Him, (I shall know Him,) I shall know Him,
And redeemed by His side I shall stand;
I shall know Him, (I shall know Him,) I shall know Him
By the print of the nails in His hand.

2 Oh, the soul-thrilling rapture when I view His blessed face,
And the luster of His kindly beaming eye;
How my full heart will praise Him for the mercy, love and grace0
That prepared for me a mansion in the sky. [Chorus]

3 Oh, the dear ones in glory how they beckon me to come,
And our parting at the river I recall;
To the sweet vales of Eden they will sing my welcome home,
But I long to meet my Savior first of all. [Chorus]

4 Thro' the gates to the city in a robe of spotless white,
He will lead me where no tears will ever fall;
In the glad song of ages I shall mingle with delight,
But I long to meet my Savior first of all. [Chorus]

Source: Baptist Hymnal 2008 #602

Author: Fanny Crosby

Pseudonymns: A.V., James L. Black, Henrietta E. Blair, Charles Bruce, Robert Bruce, Lyman G. Cuyler, D.H.W., Ella Dare, Ellen Dare, Lizzie Edwards. Grace J. Frances, Victoria Frances, Jennie Garnett, Frank Gould, Frances Hope, Annie L. James, Martha J. Lankton, Grace Lindsey, Maud Marion, Sallie Martin, Alice Monteith, Sallie Smith, J. L. Sterling, John Sterling, Julia Sterling, Ida Scott Taylor, Mary R. Tilden, Carrie M. Wilson, Clara M. Wilson Frances Jane Crosby, the daughter of John and Mercy Crosby, was born in Southeast, Putnam County, N. Y., March 24, 1820. She became blind at the age of six weeks from maltreatment of her eyes during a spell of sickness. When she was eight years old she moved with her parents to Ridgefield, Conn.,… Go to person page >

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First Line: When my lifework is ended, and I cross the swelling tide
Title: My Savior first of all
Author: Fanny Crosby (1894)
Language: English

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Baptist Hymnal 1991 #528
Timeless Truths #829

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Baptist Hymnal 1991 #528TextImageAudioScore
Baptist Hymnal 2008 #602TextImage
Celebration Hymnal #768Image
Hymns of Faith #525TextImage



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