Scripture Verse

We would see Jesus. John 12:21


John H. Tenney (1840–1918)

Words: An­zen­tia I. Chap­man, in Jas­per and Gold, by Tul­li­us C. O’Kane (Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio: Hitch­cock & Wal­den, 1877), num­ber 4.

Music: John H. Ten­ney (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Chap­man (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


We would see Je­sus;
Show us Thy loving face;
Draw us, dear Lord, to Thee,
Close in Thy fond embrace.


Nothing between, dear Je­sus,
Nothing between;
O come in love so near us,
Nothing between,
Nothing between.

We would see Je­sus;
Let us Thy glo­ry see;
Shine with a brighter ray,
Bidding the darkness flee.


We would see Je­sus;
Nothing of earthly din
Coming, O Lord, between,
Nothing of pride or sin.