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Just to Behold His Face

Not just to kneel with the angels

Author: Derrick Jackson
Published in 2 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Not just to kneel with the angels,
And not to see loved ones who've gone;
And it's not just to drink at the fountain
That is under the great white throne;
Not for the crown that He'll give me
That I'm trying to run this race;
I know all that I'll want up in heaven
Is just to behold His face!

Oh, just to behold His face!
Just to behold His face, His face!
Oh, all that I'll want up in heaven
Is just to behold His face, behold His face!

2 Not just to join in the chorus,
And sing with those that are blest;
Nor to bathe my soul that is weary
In the sea of heavenly rest;
But I'll look for the One who has saved me
From a death of sin and disgrace;
I'll have joy when I get up in heaven,
Oh, just to behold His face! [Refrain]

Source: African American Heritage Hymnal #584

Author: Derrick Jackson

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Text Information

First Line: Not just to kneel with the angels
Title: Just to Behold His Face
Author: Derrick Jackson
Meter: D with refrain
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Oh, just to behold His face!



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African American Heritage Hymnal #584

The New National Baptist Hymnal #439

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