Scripture Verse

Now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.@1 Corinthians 13:12
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Morton B. Wharton
(1839–1908)

Words: Mor­ton B. Whar­ton, in Songs of Praise Num­ber Two, ed­it­ed by J. Wil­bur Chap­man & Ow­en F. Pugh (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: West­min­ster Press, 1905), num­ber 26, with the ded­i­ca­tion be­low.

Music: Ow­en F. Pugh (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Owen F. Pugh
(1867–1920)

This song was writ­ten and first sung at At­lan­ta, [Geor­gia], and is de­di­cat­ed to Hon. W. J. Nor­thern [sic*], for­mer Gov­er­nor of the State, and Chair­man of the Bus­i­ness Men’s Gos­pel Un­ion.


*William J. North­en served as gov­er­nor of Geor­gia (1890–94) and chai­rman of the South­ern Bap­tist Con­ven­tion (1899–1901).

’Tis now in part I know the Lord,
I see Him in His written word,
I see Him mirrored in His grace:
But oh! to see Him face to face.

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Then I shall know as I am known,
And glory give to Him alone;
Then I shall know as I am known,
And glory give to Him alone.

’Tis now in part I know His love,
Which brought Him from the realms above;
But, oh! to reach that blissful sphere,
And from His lips the story hear.

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’Tis now in part I know His hand,
Which leads me thro’ this desert land;
But oh! to stand before His throne,
With every darkening shadow flown.

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’Tis now in part I know His joy,
My strength when anxious fears annoy;
But oh! to see Him as He is,
My raptured heart pressed close to His.

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