Scripture Verse

I will behold Thy face in righteousness. Psalm 17:15


Henry L. Gilmour (1836–1920)

Words: Ella M. Parks, in Songs of Praise and Sal­va­tion, ed­it­ed by Hen­ry Gil­mour et al. (Chris­tian Wit­ness Com­pa­ny, 1902), num­ber 98, alt.

Music: Car­ter Lake Hen­ry L. Gil­mour, 1902 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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


After the earth­ly sha­dows have lift­ed,
And o’er the hill­tops the morn­ing I see,
Sweetest of pros­pects, I shall be­hold Him,
Jesus, the Sav­ior of sin­ners like me.


When I be­hold Him, Christ in His beau­ty,
When with the ran­somed His face I shall see,
O how my heart in rap­ture will praise Him,
Praise Him for sav­ing a sin­ner like me.

Helpless He found me, lift­ed me to Him,
Whispered of par­don abun­dant and free;
Breathed He His peace o’er my sin­ful spir­it,
Pointed my vi­sion to Cal­va­ry’s tree.


Now in His pre­sence, dai­ly I’m liv­ing,
Walking by faith where mine eyes can­not see;
For He is guid­ing home to that ci­ty
Built for His loved ones—saved sin­ners like me.