O When Shall I See Jesus

O when shall I see Jesus, And dwell with him above

Author: John Leland (early 19th century)
Published in 426 hymnals

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1 O when shall I see Jesus,
And dwell with him above,
And drink the flowing fountains
Of everlasting love.
When shall I be delivered,
From this vain world of sin?
And with my blessed Jesus
Drink endless pleasure in.

2 But now I am a soldier,
My Captain's gone before,
He's given me my orders,
And tells me not to fear:
And if I hold out faithful,
A crown of life he'll give,
And all his valiant soldiers
Eternal life shall have.

3 Through grace I am determined
To conquer, though I die,
And then away to Jesus,
On wings of love I'll fly:
Farewell to sin and sorrow--
I bid it all adieu,
And you my friends, be faithful,
And on your way pursue.

4 And if you meet with troubles,
And trials on the way,
Then cast your cares on Jesus,
And don't forget to pray,
Gird on the heavenly armor
Of faith, and hope and love,
And when your race is ended,
You'll reign with him above.

5 O do not be discouraged,
For Jesus is your friend,
And if you lack for knowledge,
He'll not refuse to lend,
Neither will he upbraid you,
Though often you request,
He'll give you grace to conquer,
And take you up to rest.

The Christian's duty, exhibited in a series of hymns, 1801

Author: John Leland

Leland, John, an American Baptist minister, was born at Grafton, Massachusetts, on May 15th, 1754, and began to preach at the age of 20. From 1776 to 1790 he was in Virginia, and thereafter in Massachusetts, mostly at Cheshire. He died Jan. 14, 1841. His Sermons, Addresses, Essays and Autobiography were published by his niece, Miss L. F. Greene, at Lanesboro, Massachusetts, in 1845. His influence seems to have been equalled by his peculiarities. We hear of his "restless activity and roving disposition"; his "mad devotion to politics," wherein he had much local and temporary weight; his "ready wit and endless eccentricities;" as also of his high character. Of the hymns which have been ascribed to him, some on doubtful authority, the followin… Go to person page >

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First Line: O when shall I see Jesus, And dwell with him above
Title: O When Shall I See Jesus
Author: John Leland (early 19th century)
Language: English



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For the Living of These Days #17

Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #448


The Cyber Hymnal #5537

The Sacred Harp #82a

The Sacred Harp #85

The Sacred Harp #106

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The Worshiping Church #278

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