Now we see but a poor reflection…then we shall see face to face.@1 Corinthians 13:12
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J. Lincoln Hall (1866-1930)

Effie S. Black, in New Songs of the Gospel No. 2, edited by J. Lincoln Hall et al. (New York: Hall-Mack, 1905), number 95.

J. Lincoln Hall (🔊 pdf nwc). Some hymnals show the composer as Arthur Wilton, one of Hall’s pseudonyms.

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Effie S. Black

Both weak and blind, dear Lord, I am,
For now Thy face I cannot see;
But I can hear Thy gentle voice
Speak words of love to me.

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O some day I shall see,
And some day clasp Thy hand;
Yes, some day see Thy face,
When in Thy courts I stand.

But I can feel Thy gentle touch,
And I can read Thy blessèd word,
And with Thy mighty, throbbing love
My lonely heart is stirred.

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Till then, dear Lord, but lead me on,
And guide me in the better way,
Lest, groping in the darkness here,
My feet should go astray.

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And when at last my journey’s o’er,
Earth’s heavy burdens are laid down,
When tears are changed to pearls of joy,
My cross to jeweled crown.

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