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Show me thy face, one transient gleam

Show me thy face, one transient gleam

Tune: [I heard the voice of Jesus say] (Old English)
Published in 14 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Show me Thy face one transient gleam
Of loveliness divine,
And I shall never think nor dream
Of other love save Thine;
All lesser light will darken quite,
All lower glories wane,
The beautiful of earth will scarce
Seem beautiful again.

2 Show me Thy face my faith and love
Shall henceforth fixed be,
And nothing here have power to move
My soul's serenity;
My life shall seem a trance, a dream,
And all I feel and see
Illusive, visionary, Thou,
The one Reality!

3 Show me Thy face I shall forget
The weary days of yore,
The fretting ghosts of vain regret
Shall haunt my soul no more;
All doubts and fears for future years
In quiet trust subside,
And nought but blest content and calm
With my breast abide.

4 Show me Thy face the heaviest cross
Will then seem light to bear,
There will be gain for every loss,
And peace with every care;
With such light feet the years shall fleet,
Life seem as brief as blest,
Till I have laid my burden down,
And entered into rest.

Source: Methodist Hymn and Tune Book: official hymn book of the Methodist Church #434

Text Information

First Line: Show me thy face, one transient gleam



Instances (1 - 1 of 1)

The Song Book of the Salvation Army #551

Include 13 pre-1979 instances
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