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516. Here, gracious Lord, we see you face to face

1 Here, gracious Lord, we see you face to face;
here would we touch and handle things unseen,
here grasp with firmer hand the eternal grace,
and for sustaining strength upon you lean.

2 Here would we feed upon the bread of God,
here drink with you the royal wine of heaven;
here would we lay aside each earthly load,
here taste afresh the calm of sin forgiven.

3 We need no help but yours, nor do we need
another arm save yours to lean upon;
it is enough, O Lord, enough indeed;
our strength is in your might, your might alone.

4 Ours is the sin, but yours the righteousness;
ours is the guilt, but yours the cleansing blood;
here are our robe, our refuge and our peace —
your blood, your righteousness, O Lord our God.

5 Feast after feast thus comes and passes by,
yet, passing, points to the glad feast above,
giving sweet foretaste of the festal joy,
the Lamb's great bridal feast of bliss and love.

Text Information
First Line: Here, gracious Lord, we see you face to face
Author: Horatius Bonar, 1808-89 (alt.)
Meter: 10 10.10 10
Language: English
Publication Date: 1999
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Festal Joy; Forgiveness; Real Presence
Tune Information
Composer: James Langran, 1835-1909
Meter: 10 10.10 10
Key: E♭ Major

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