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I've seen the face of Jesus

I've seen the face of Jesus

Author: W. Spencer Walton
Tune: [I've seen the face of Jesus]
Published in 5 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF
Audio files: Recording

Representative Text

1 I’ve seen the face of Jesus—
He smiled in love on me;
It filled my heart with rapture,
My soul with ecstasy.
The scars of deepest anguish
Were lost in glory bright;
I’ve seen the face of Jesus—
It was a wondrous sight!

Oh! glorious face of beauty,
Oh, gentle touch of care;
If here it is so blessèd,
What will it be up there?

2 And since I’ve seen His beauty
All else I count but loss;
The world, its fame and pleasure,
Is now to me but dross;
His light dispelled my darkness,
His smile was, oh, so sweet!
I’ve seen the face of Jesus—
I can but kiss His feet. [Refrain]

3 I’ve heard the voice of Jesus—
He told me of His love;
And called me His own treasure,
His undefiled, His dove.
It came like softest music
Across an ocean calm,
And seemed to play so sweetly
Some wondrous holy psalm. [Refrain]

4 I felt the hand of Jesus—
My brow it throbbed with care—
He placed it there so softly,
And whispered Do not fear.
Like clouds before the sunshine,
My cares have rolled away;
I’m sitting in His presence—
It is a cloudless day. [Refrain]

5 I know He’s coming shortly
To take us all above;
We’ll sing redemption’s story
The story of His love;
We’ll hear His voice of music,
We’ll feel His hand of care;
He’ll never rest, He says so,
Until He has us there. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #11436

Author: W. Spencer Walton

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Text Information

First Line: I've seen the face of Jesus
Author: W. Spencer Walton
Refrain First Line: O, glorious face of beauty



Small Church Music #6733
  • PDF Score (PDF)


Instances (1 - 2 of 2)

Small Church Music #6733


The Cyber Hymnal #11436

Include 3 pre-1979 instances
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