Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love Him.@1 Corinthians 2:9
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Charles H. Gabriel (1856-1932)

Charles H. Gabriel, in Christian Gospel Hymns (Chicago, Illinois: Charles R. Scoville, 1909), number 2 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Noah Sees the Rainbow

If today, amid the storms of life
That wildly beat around us,
We the rainbow of our blessèd Lord can see,
And rejoice to hear Him calling,
As when first the Shepherd found us,
When we stand in His presence,
What will it be?

Refrain

What will it be? What will it be?
With the Lord to reign thro’ all eternity!
On that blissful shore, saved forevermore,
As we stand in His presence, what will it be?

If His love so freely shed abroad
Can fill our hearts with glory,
If the sweetest song of earth is: Come to Me;
If such blessing it affords us
Just to tell the precious story,
When we stand in His presence,
What will it be?

Refrain

If our faith in Him can fill our hearts
With joy to overflowing,
And the Lord, unseen, to us so dear can be;
If we love Him while in tears and pain
For harvest we are sowing,
When we stand in His presence,
What will it be?

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If when those we love are taken from us
We can still adore Him,
And to Him in that dark hour for comfort flee;
As we clasp their hands on yonder shore,
To cast our crowns before Him,
When we stand in His presence,
What will it be?

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