O, come and see

Sometimes I catch sweet glimpses of his face

Author: Horatius Bonar
Tune: [Sometimes I catch sweet glimpses of His face]
Published in 8 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 Sometimes I catch sweet glimpses of His face,
But that is all;
Sometimes He looks on me and seems to smile,
But that is all;
Sometimes He speaks a passing word of peace,
But that is all;
Sometimes I think I hear His loving voice
Upon me call.

2 And is this all He meant when first He said,
“Come unto me?”
Is there no deeper, more enduring rest
In Him for thee?
Is there no steadier light for thee in Him?
O come and see;
Is there no deeper, more enduring rest
In Him for thee?

3 Nay, do not wrong Him by thy heavy thoughts,
But love His love;
Do thou full justice to His tenderness,
His mercy prove;
Take Him for what He is, O take Him all,
And look above;
And do not wrong Him by thy heavy thoughts,
But love His love.

4 Christ and His love shall be thy blessed all
Forevermore;
Christ and His light shall shine on all thy ways
Forevermore;
Christ and His peace shall keep thy troubled soul
Forevermore;
Christ and His love shall be thy blessed all
Forevermore.

Source: Gospel Hymns No. 5 #132

Author: Horatius Bonar

Horatius Bonar was born at Edinburgh, in 1808. His education was obtained at the High School, and the University of his native city. He was ordained to the ministry, in 1837, and since then has been pastor at Kelso. In 1843, he joined the Free Church of Scotland. His reputation as a religious writer was first gained on the publication of the "Kelso Tracts," of which he was the author. He has also written many other prose works, some of which have had a very large circulation. Nor is he less favorably known as a religious poet and hymn-writer. The three series of "Hymns of Faith and Hope," have passed through several editions. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872… Go to person page >

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First Line: Sometimes I catch sweet glimpses of his face
Title: O, come and see
Author: Horatius Bonar

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Gospel Hymns No. 5 #132

Hallowed Songs #d305

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Hymns of Faith and Hope (2nd series) #140

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Our New Hymnal #204

Praise in Song #d174

Singing Annual for Sabbath Schools 1871 #d32

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Worship in Song: a selection of hymns and tunes for the Service of the Sanctuary #S414

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