Hymnary Friends,

Please pardon this brief interruption, and please consider a gift today to support the work of Hymnary.org. Here's why.

Each month half a million people visit this website for free access to the most complete database of North American hymnody on the planet. But this project does not come without a cost, and we have limited sources of revenue. Twice a year we hold a fund drive, and these drives are critical to our future.

So if you benefit from Hymnary.org, would you consider a donation today? Even small amounts help, and they also let us know you're behind us and support what we do.

Click the Donate button below to be taken to a secure giving site. Or you can make your tax-deductible contribution by sending a check to Hymnary.org at 3201 Burton SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546.

On behalf of the entire Hymnary.org team, our thanks.
Harry Plantinga

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

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 1 of 1)

The Song Book of the Salvation Army #551

Include 13 pre-1979 instances
Suggestions or corrections? Contact us



Advertisements