Mine eyes shall behold him

I know not the hour of his coming, nor how

Author: Fanny J. Crosby
Tune: [I know not the hour of his coming]
Published in 15 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 I know not the hour of his coming,
Nor how he will speak to my heart;
Or whether at morning or midday
My spirit to him will depart.

But I know I shall wake in the likeness
Of him I am longing to see;
I know that mine eyes shall behold him,
And that is enough for me.

2 I know not the bliss that awaits me,
At rest with my Savior above;
I know not how soon I shall enter,
And bathe in the ocean of love. [Refrain]

3 Perhaps in the midst of my labor
A voice from my Lord I shall hear;
Perhaps in the slumber of midnight
Its message will fall on my ear. [Refrain]

4 I know not, but oh, I am watching,
My lamp ever burning and bright,
I know not if Jesus will call me
AT morning, at noon, or at night. [Refrain]

Source: The Finest of the Wheat No. 3 #121

Author: Fanny J. Crosby

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Text Information

First Line: I know not the hour of his coming, nor how
Title: Mine eyes shall behold him
Author: Fanny J. Crosby
Language: English
Refrain First Line: But I know I shall wake
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 15 of 15)
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Christian Hymns No. 1 #155

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Evangelistic Edition of Heavenly Sunlight #42

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Heavenly Sunlight #21

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Hymns of the Christian Life. No. 3 #71

Hymns of the Second Coming of Our Lord Jesus Christ #d79

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Radiant Songs #134

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Redemption Songs #805


Small Church Music #6649

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Songs for Work and Worship #171

Songs of the Living Way #d30

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The Bow of Promise #180


The Cyber Hymnal #9448

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The Finest of the Wheat No. 3 #121

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Triumphant Praises #183

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Waves of Glory #184

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