The Joy of Meeting Jesus

Earth has many scenes that charm me

Author: Thoro Harris
Tune: [Earth has many scenes that charm me]
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1 Earth has many scenes that charm me,
Beauty smiles on all things here;
There’s a hope within my bosom
Which beyond all else is dear.

O the joy of meeting Jesus,
In His presence to abide,
To behold His face forever,
My Redeemer glorified!

2 Now His hand unseen doth guide me,
Thru my life His love I trace;
But I long with all the ransom’d
There to gaze upon His face. [Refrain]

3 O to know Him in His fulness!
I so little yet have known;
‘Twill be heaven there to see Him,
And to worship round His throne. [Refrain]

4 ‘Tis on earth my highest pleasure,
Christ to see in ev’rything;
When I waken in His likeness,
With what joy I’ll greet my King! [Refrain]

5 Glory, glory, alleluia!
He is all in all to me;
Thor’ the ages yet unnumber’d
With the Savior I shall be. [Refrain]

Source: Light and Life Songs No. 3 #44

Author: Thoro Harris

Born: March 31, 1874, Washington, DC. Died: March 27, 1955, Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Buried: International Order of Odd Fellows Cemetery, Eureka Springs, Arkansas. After attending college in Battle Creek, Michigan, Harris produced his first hymnal in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1902. He then moved to Chicago, Illinois at the invitation of Peter Bilhorn, and in 1932, to Eureka Springs, Arkansas. He composed and compiled a number of works, and was well known locally as he walked around with a canvas bag full of handbooks for sale. His works include: Light and Life Songs, with William Olmstead & William Kirkpatrick (Chicago, Illinois: S. K. J. Chesbro, 1904) Little Branches, with George J. Meyer & Howard E. Smith (Chicago, Illi… Go to person page >

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First Line: Earth has many scenes that charm me
Title: The Joy of Meeting Jesus
Author: Thoro Harris
Refrain First Line: O, the joy of meeting Jesus
Copyright: Public Domain


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Light and Life Songs No. 3 #44

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