270: AND shall we see Thy face
by John Nelson Darby (1800-1882)
sung to Silchester
by Henri Abraham Cesar Malan (1787-1864)
1 AND shall we see Thy face,
And hear Thy heavenly voice,
Well known to us in present grace?
Well may our hearts rejoice.
2 With Thee in garments white,
Lord Jesus, we shall walk;
And spotless in that heavenly light,
Of all Thy sufferings talk.
3 Close to Thy trusted side,
In fellowship divine;
No cloud, no distance, e’er shall hide
Glories that then shall shine.
4 Fruit of Thy boundless love,
That gave Thyself for us;
For ever we shall with Thee prove
That Thou still lov’st us thus.
5 And we love Thee, blest Lord,
E’en now, though feeble here,
Thy sorrow and Thy cross record
What makes us know Thee near.
6 We wait to see Thee, Lord,
Yet now within our hearts
Thou dwell’st in love that doth afford
The joy that love imparts.
7 Yet still we wait for Thee,
To see Thee as Thou art;
Be with Thee, like Thee, Lord, and free
To love with all our heart.