208. When the Curtains Are Lifted

1 When the curtains are lifted,
Oh, what shall I see?
Will my Lord with His angels
Be waiting for me?
Will He welcome my coming,
And crown me His own,
With the saints of all ages,
That circle His throne.

When the curtains are lifted,
Oh, what shall I see?
Will my Lord and His angels be waiting for me,
Be waiting, be waiting,
Will my Lord and His angels be waiting for me?

2 Will the heavenly city
Burst full on my sight;
And the throne of His glory,
That giveth it light;
Will the feet torn and weary
Reach pavements of gold,
And the eyes red with weeping
The Saviour behold?

When the curtains are lifted,
Oh, what shall I see?
Will my Lord and His angels be waiting for me,
Be waiting, be waiting,
Will my Lord and His angels be waiting for me?

3 Now the future is hidden,
I see but a pace,
Yet it may be I’m nearing
The end of the race;
It will matter but little
What changes may come,
If my Lord with His angels
Shall welcome me home.

When the curtains are lifted,
Oh, what shall I see?
Will my Lord and His angels be waiting for me,
Be waiting, be waiting,
Will my Lord and His angels be waiting for me?

4 When His glorified presence
Shall gladden mine eyes,
I’ll be changed and be like Him,
And with Him arise;
And the hands hard with labor
A victor’s palm raise;
And the lips tuned to sorrow
Sing anthems of praise.

When the curtains are lifted,
Oh, this shall I see?
That my Lord and His angels are waiting for me,
Are waiting, are waiting,
That my Lord and His angels are waiting for me?

Text Information
First Line: When the curtains are lifted
Title: When the Curtains Are Lifted
Author: Mrs. Annie Wittenmyer
Refrain First Line: When the curtains are lifted
Publication Date: 1897
Tune Information
Name: [When the curtains are lifted]
Composer: Wm. J. Kirkpatrick



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