Before Thy Face, Dear Lord

Representative Text

1 Before thy face, dear Lord,
Myself I want to see;
And while I every question sing,
I want to answer thee.

While I speak to thee,
Lord, thy goodness show;
Am I what I ought to be?
O Saviour, let me know.

2 Am I what once I was?
Have I that ground maintained
Wherein I walked in power with thee,
And thou my soul sustained?

3 Have I a truthful heart,
A conscience keen to feel
The baseness of a false excuse,
The touch of aught unreal?

4 Have I the zeal I had
When thou didst me ordain
To preach thy word and seek the lost,
Or do I feel it pain?

5 O Lord, if I am wrong,
I will not grieve thee more
By doubting thy great love and power
To make and keep me pure.

Source: The Song Book of the Salvation Army #409

Author: Herbert H. Booth

Herbert Henry Howard Booth (26 August 1862 – 25 September 1926) was the third son of William and Catherine Booth. He oversaw the Limelight Department's development and he was the writer and director for Soldiers of the Cross. See also in: Wikipedia  Go to person page >

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First Line: Before Thy face, dear Lord
Title: Before Thy Face, Dear Lord
Author: Herbert H. Booth
Language: English
Refrain First Line: While I speak to Thee, Lord



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The Song Book of the Salvation Army #409

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