Scripture Verse

Now we see but a poor reflection…then we shall see face to face. 1 Corinthians 13:12

Introduction

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Ada R. Habershon
(1861–1918)

Words: Ada R. Ha­ber­shon, 1916.

Music: Dan­i­el B. Tow­ner (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Daniel B. Towner
(1850–1919)

Lyrics

If singing His praises
Is sweet to us here,
What will it be when we see Him?
And if to our hearts His
Own Word grows more dear,
What will it be when we see Him?

Refrain

What will it be when we see Him?
What will it be when we see Him?
We shall in an instant
Be wholly transformed,
We’ll know what He is
When we see Him.

How blest are the moments
With Him which we spend,
What will it be when we see Him?
When perfect communion
All tho’t will transcend,
What will it be when we see Him?

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If we upon earth are
Amazed at His grace,
What will it be when we see Him?
If here, tho’ but dimly,
His beauty we trace,
What will it be when we see Him?

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Our heart burns within us
When His voice is heard,
What will it be when we see Him?
And love to Himself in
Each bosom is stirred,
What will it be when we see Him?

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