I will behold Thy face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with Thy likeness.@Psalm 17:15
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Fanny Crosby (1820-1915)

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

Bangkok William Kirkpatrick, 1891 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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