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.
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.
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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.