Now we see but a poor reflection…then we shall see face to face.@1 Corinthians 13:12

W. C. Agar, 1898.

William Kirkpatrick (🔊 pdf nwc).

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William J. Kirkpatrick (1838-1921)

I am glad I found the Savior,
For He makes my heart rejoice,
And I feel within my soul His saving grace;
But I want to talk with Jesus,
Hear His loving, gentle voice;
I want to see my Savior face to face.

Refrain

O I want to see my Savior face to face,
Who hath loved me and redeemed me by His grace;
In His kingdom, crowned with glory
On His everlasting throne,
I want to see my Savior face to face.

Yes, I know He ever loves me,
Daily guides my erring feet,
And I’m resting in His tender, fond embrace;
But I want to know Him better,
And my dear Redeemer meet,
I want to see my Savior face to face.

Refrain

When life’s sun is slowly setting,
Twilight shadows veil the sky,
And I’m near the ending of life’s weary race;
In my heart will be this longing,
None but Christ can satisfy,
I want to see my Savior face to face.

Refrain

When I tread the crystal pavement
Of the new Jerusalem,
Where my Savior has prepared for me a place,
Where the angel choirs are singing
Praise and glory to the Lamb,
O then I’ll see my Savior face to face.

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