Scripture Verse

I will behold Thy face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with Thy likeness. Psalm 17:15


Fanny Crosby (1820–1915)

Words: Fan­ny Cros­by, in Ra­di­ant Songs, ed­it­ed by John R. Swe­ney, Will­iam Kirk­pat­rick & Hen­ry L. Gil­mour (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: John J. Hood, 1891), num­ber 134.

Music: Bang­kok Will­iam J. Kirk­pat­rick, 1891 (🔊 pdf nwc).

William J. Kirkpatrick (1838–1921)


I know not the hour of His com­ing,
Nor how He will speak to my heart;
Or whether at morn­ing or mid-day,
My spir­it to Him will depart.


But I know I shall wake in the like­ness
Of Him I am long­ing to see;
I know that mine eyes shall be­hold Him,
And that is enough for me.

I know not the bliss that awaits me,
At rest with my Sav­ior above;
I know not how soon I shall enter,
And bathe in the ocean of love.


Perhaps in the midst of my la­bor,
A voice from the Lord I shall hear;
Perhaps in the slum­ber of mid­night,
Its mes­sage may fall on my ear.


I know not, but O I am watch­ing,
My lamp ev­er burn­ing and bright,
I know not if Je­sus will call me
At morn­ing, at noon or at night.