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A Prayer for God's Blessing

Here we would see Jesus, wearied with the journey

Author: Robert E. W. Cottrill (ca. 1975)
Published in 1 hymnal

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1. Here we would see Jesus, wearied with the journey,
We turn again to be renewed and know His touch of pow’r.
Yes, we would see Jesus thru the Scriptures shining;
Lord, lift the veil of earthly sense and meet us in this hour.

2. We beheld His glory, thus when homeward wending,
Our hearts will echo with the chorus of redeeming love.
We beheld His glory, and go forth to serve Him,
Till faith gives way to joyous sight in mansions up above.

Author: Robert E. W. Cottrill

Born: 1941, Ham­il­ton, On­tar­io, Ca­na­da. Cottrill at­tend­ed On­tar­io Bi­ble Coll­ege, the Un­i­ver­si­ty of Wind­sor, and Bri­er­crest Bib­li­cal Sem­in­a­ry. He served in pas­tor­ates in On­tar­io, with the As­so­ci­at­ed Gos­pel Church­es of Can­a­da for 17 years, and taught Bi­ble, mu­sic and other sub­jects in the col­lege class­room in west­ern Can­a­da. He now lives in Sas­katch­e­wan, Can­a­da. As a long time stu­dent of hym­nol­o­gy, he con­trib­ut­ed a con­sid­er­a­ble amount of back­ground in­for­ma­tion for the Cy­ber Hym­nal™. His fa­ther is Ed­ward Cot­trill. Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Here we would see Jesus, wearied with the journey
Title: A Prayer for God's Blessing
Author: Robert E. W. Cottrill (ca. 1975)
Language: English
Notes: Cottrill wrote this hymn at the Fair Havens Christian camp near Beaverton, Ontario, Canada. At the camp entrance was a sign that said Sirs, we would see Jesus. The other side of the sign, visible on departure, read, "We beheld His glory." The sign, based on John 12:21 and John 1:14, inspired the lyrics for this hymn.
Copyright: © 1975 Robert E. W. Cottrill. The author grants permission to use this hymn for Christian worship, as long as it is not altered in any way, and this copyright notice is included in any printed version.


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