9448. Mine Eyes Shall Behold Him

1 I know not the hour of His coming,
Nor how He will speak to my heart;
Or whether at morning or mid-day,
My spirit to Him will depart.

But I know I shall wake in the likeness
Of Him I am longing to see;
I know that mine eyes shall behold Him,
And that is enough for me.

2 I know not the bliss that awaits me,
At rest with my Savior above;
I know not how soon I shall enter,
And bathe in the ocean of love. [Refrain]

3 Perhaps in the midst of my labor,
A voice from the Lord I shall hear;
Perhaps in the slumber of midnight,
Its message may fall on my ear. [Refrain]

4 I know not, but O I am watching,
My lamp ever burning and bright,
I know not if Jesus will call me
At morning, at noon or at night. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: I know not the hour of His coming
Title: Mine Eyes Shall Behold Him
Author: Fanny Crosby
Refrain First Line: But I know I shall wake in the likeness
Meter: 98.98 D
Language: English
Source: Radiant Songs by John R. Sweney, William J. Kirkpatrick and Henry L. Gilmour (Philadelphia: John J. Hood, 1891)
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Composer: William James Kirkpatrick (1891)
Meter: 98.98 D
Key: C Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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