Scripture Verse

We shall see Him as He is. 1 John 3:2


Words: Mrs. E. W. Saw­yer, in Pear­ly Por­tals, ed­it­ed by Da­vid S. Hakes (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: G. D. Rus­sell, 1882), num­ber 56.

Music: Da­vid S. Hakes (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Saw­yer’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of her or Hakes (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


We shall meet beyond the ri­ver,
In that glo­ri­ous land of bliss,
Where the Son shall reign for­ev­er,
As the King of Right­eous­ness;
We shall meet in yon­der ci­ty,
With its walls of jas­per, bright,
We shall shout our songs of tri­umph,
No more sor­row, pain nor night.


We shall meet in yon­der ci­ty
By and by and by and by;
We shall sing our songs for­ev­er
Round our Sav­ior’s throne on high.

We shall meet with those de­part­ed,
From this world of sin and strife,
Meet no longer brok­en heart­ed,
But with an eter­nal life.
We shall meet and share the glo­ry
Of that count­less, hap­py throng,
We shall tell re­demp­tion’s sto­ry,
Sing His prais­es, loud and long.


We shall meet with Christ, our Sav­ior,
Soon to come and take His own;
Then we’ll share His bless­èd fa­vor,
And shall know as we are known.
Oh! the joy, the ex­ul­ta­tion
Of the saints then tru­ly His!
Oh! the glo­ri­ous trans­fo­rm­ation,
When we see Him as He is.