I shall see the King in his beauty, In the land

I shall see the King in his beauty, In the land

Author: Adoniram J. Gordon
Tune: [I shall see the King in His beauty]
Published in 11 hymnals

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1 I shall see the King in His beauty,
In the land that is far away,
When the shadows at length have lifted,
And the darkness has turned to day.

Refrain:
I shall see Him in the glory,—
The Lamb that once was slain;
How I’ll then resound the story,
With all the ransomed train!
Hallelujah! Hallelujah!
To the Lamb that once was slain;
Hallelujah, Hallelujah,
Hallelujah! Amen.

2 To behold the Chief of Ten Thousand,
Ah! my soul this were joy enough;
‘Twill suffice for the bliss of heaven,
That the Lamb is the light thereof. [Refrain]

3 Who can tell the rapturous meeting,
When the Lord shall bring home His own?
With one sight all His saints are ravished,
The Lamb in the midst of the throne. [Refrain]

4 Oh! to none will the King be a stranger
Of the throngs who surround His seat;
For the hearts of the saved will know Him,
By the prints of the nails in His feet. [Refrain]

5 I shall see Him, I shall be like Him,
By one glance of His face transformed;
And this body of sin and darkness
To the image of Christ conformed. [Refrain]

Source: The Voice of Thanksgiving No. 2 #1

Author: Adoniram J. Gordon

Gordon, Adoniram Judson, D.D., born at New Hampton, N.H., Apr. 19, 1836. Graduated at Brown University, 1860; entered the Baptist ministry; Pastor of Clarendon Street Baptist Church, Boston, 1869; and died in 1895. He published The Vestry Hymn and Tune Book, 1872; and was one of the editors of the Service of Song for Baptist Churches, 1871. His hymns in common use include:— 1. O blessed Paraclete. [Holy Spirit .] Given in Sursum Corda, 1898, as having been written in 1890. 2. O Spirit's anointing, for service appointing . [Foreign Missions.] This hymn was "written in the summer of 1886, at Northfield School for Bible Study, organised by Mr. Moody. More than one hundred college students connected with this s… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I shall see the King in his beauty, In the land
Author: Adoniram J. Gordon
Refrain First Line: I shall see him in the glory

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 11 of 11)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Crusader Hymns and Hymn Stories #d97
Gospel Hour Song Book #d49
Hymns of the Christian Life #d171
Hymns of the Christian Life. Rev. ed. #d195
Hymns of the Christian Life. Rev. ed. #d196
Immanuel Hymnal #d180
Songs of Grace #d58
The Chancel Choir No.2 #d11
The Coronation Hymnal #d153
The Voice of Thanksgiving No. 5 #d119
The Voice of Thanksgiving No. 2 #1TextAudioPage Scan



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