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.
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!
To the Lamb that once was slain;
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]
Adoniram J. Gordon (b. New Hampton, NH, 1836; d. Boston, MA, 1895) was educated at Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, and Newton Theological Seminary, Newton, Massachusetts. After being ordained in 1863, he served the Baptist Church in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, and the Clarendon Street Baptist Church, Boston. A close friend of Dwight L. Moody, he promoted evangelism and edited The Service of Song for Baptist Churches (1871) as well as The Vestry Hymn and Tune Book (1872). Both Gordon College and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary are named after Gordon.
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