Scripture Verse

We would see Jesus. John 12:21


John B. Devins

Words: John B. De­vins, in Young Peo­ple’s Songs of Praise, by Ira D. San­key (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Big­low & Main, 1902), num­ber 178.

Music: Malé Ira D. San­key (🔊 pdf nwc).

Ira D. Sankey


Jesus, Savior, we would see Thee,
Lifted high upon the tree;
Bearing there our sins and sorrows,
Setting us forever free.


We would see Jesus, we would see Jesus;
He is our Savior, and glorious king;
Him would we follow, thro’ sunshine and shadow;
Now and forever His praises will sing.

Jesus, Teacher, we would hear Thee,
Hear Thy voice and it alone:
Learn the lessons Thou wouldst teach us,
Speak the words that Thou wilt own.


Jesus, Master, we would serve Thee,
Fill each day with loving deeds;
Comfort those whose hearts are weary,
Like Thyself supply their needs.


Seeing, hearing, learning, speaking,
Serving daily, faithfully;
May men see in us, Thy brethren,
All that Thou wouldst have us be.