I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with Thy likeness.@Psalm 17:15

Maud Fraser, in Alexander’s Songs of the Gospel No. 1, edited by Charles M. Alexander (New York: Fleming H. Revell, 1909).

Robert Harkness (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Robert Harkness (1880-1961)

Satisfied my highest longing,
Earthly griefs as naught shall be,
When I wake with Christ in glory,
When His face I see.

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When His face I see,
When His face I see,
Oh, the joy for me awaiting,
When His face I see.

Human mind cannot conceive it,
My Redeemer’s face so fair;
But I know they need no sunshine,
But His smile up there.

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Tho’ ofttimes the way He leadeth,
Is a way of mystery;
There shall be no more of darkness
When His face I see.

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Here my tongue can never utter
All the praise within my heart;
There, in Heaven’s song of triumph,
I shall have a part.

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