211. Here, O My Lord, I See Thee

1 Here, O my Lord, I see thee face to face;
Here would I touch and handle things unseen;
Here grasp with firmer hand the eternal grace,
And all my weariness upon thee lean.

2 Here would I feed upon the bread of God,
Here drink with thee the royal wine of heav'n;
Here would I lay aside each earthly load,
Here taste afresh the calm of sin forgiv'n.

3 This is the hour of banquet and of song;
This is the heav'nly table spread for me;
Here let me feast and, feasting, still prolong
The brief bright hour of fellowship with thee.

4 I have no help but thine; nor do I need
Another arm save thine to lean upon;
It is enough, O Lord, enough indeed;
My strength is in thy might, thy might alone.

5 Mine is the sin, but thine the righteousness;
Mine is the guilt, but thine the cleansing blood;
Here is my robe, my refuge, and my peace:
Thy blood, thy righteousness, O Lord, my God.

6 Too soon we rise; the vessels disappear;
The feast, though not the love, is past and gone.
The bread and wine remove, but thou art here,
Nearer than ever, still my shield and sun.

7 Feast after feast thus comes and passes by;
Yet, passing, points to that glad feast above,
Giving sweet foretaste of the festal joy,
The Lamb's great marriage feast of bliss and love.

Text Information
First Line: Here, O my Lord, I see thee face to face
Title: Here, O My Lord, I See Thee
Author: Horatius Bonar, 1808-1889
Meter: 10 10 10 10
Language: English
Publication Date: 1978
Topic: Holy Communion; Inner Life
Tune Information
Name: FARLEY CASTLE
Composer (attributed to): Henry Lawes, 1596-1662
Meter: 10 10 10 10
Key: C Major
Copyright: Setting © 1969 Concordia Publishing House



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