O for a vision of Jesus

O for a vision of Jesus

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [O for a vision of Jesus]
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

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1 Oh, for a vision of Jesus!
Oh, for a glimpse of His face,
Radiant with heavenly glory,
Beaming with heavenly grace!
Not here to mortals ‘tis given,
Veilless His beauty to see,
Yet in the soul’s contemplation,
Show Thyself, Savior, to me.

Refrain:
Oh, for a vision of Jesus!
Oh, for a glimpse of His face,
Radiant with heavenly glory,
Beaming with heavenly grace!

2 Oh, for a vision of Jesus!
Seen in the wonderful Book!
As in a clear, shining mirror,
In those dear pages I look.
There, Lamb of God, is Thy likeness,
There glows Thy image divine;
So let me gaze till Thy Spirit,
Lord, is reflected in mine. [Refrain]

3 Oh, for a vision of Jesus!
When roll the billows of grief!
Over the waters of sorrow,
Savior, Thy smile brings relief.
One look—the tempest is passing;
One word—the waves are at rest;
Sweet peace beyond understanding,
Jesus is there “manifest.” [Refrain]

4 Oh, for a vision of Jesus!
When near the cold Jordan-tide!
Making a pathway of glory,
E’en to the bright “other side.”
There in ineffable splendor,
Manifest, Lord, to our gaze,
More than the angels, we’ll love Thee,
More than the seraphim, praise. [Refrain]

Source: The Finest of the Wheat No. 2 #173

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt

Pseudonym: Li­die H. Ed­munds. Eliza Edmunds Hewitt was born in Philadelphia 28 June 1851. She was educated in the public schools and after graduation from high school became a teacher. However, she developed a spinal malady which cut short her career and made her a shut-in for many years. During her convalescence, she studied English literature. She felt a need to be useful to her church and began writing poems for the primary department. she went on to teach Sunday school, take an active part in the Philadelphia Elementary Union and become Superintendent of the primary department of Calvin Presbyterian Church. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (… Go to person page >

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First Line: O for a vision of Jesus
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt

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