Advent Hymnals


Christ in Song,

"We would see Jesus;" for the shadows lengthen
Across the little landscape of our life;
We would see Jesus, our weak faith to strengthen
For the last conflict in this mortal strife.

"We would see Jesus," Rock of our salvation,
Whereon our feet were set with sov'reign grace;
Not life, nor death, with all their agitation,
Can thence remove us, gazing on his face.

"We would see Jesus;" other lights are paling,
Which for long years we did rejoice to see;
The blessings of this sinful world are failing;
We would not mourn them, in exchange for Thee.

"We would see Jesus;" this is all we're needing,
Strength, joy, and willingness come with the sight;
We would see Jesus, dying, risen, pleading,
Soon to return and end this mortal night!

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Title We Would See Jesus
Key E♭ Major
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First Line "We would see Jesus;" for the shadows lengthen
Author Anna B. Warner
Year 1908
Composer F. E. Belden
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Tune "We would see Jesus;" for the shadows lengthen
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Chorus Type
Subjects The Home Eternal: Waiting for Christ
Texts John 12:21
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