O, come and see

Sometimes I catch sweet glimpses of his face

Author: Horatius Bonar
Published in 10 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Sometimes I catch sweet glimpses of His face,
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,
Upon me call.

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

3 Oh, come and see! oh, look and look again!
All shall be right;
Come, taste His love, and see that it is good,
Thou child of night!
Oh, trust thou, trust thou in His grace and pow’r,
Then all is bright,
Then all is bright!

4 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, oh take Him all!
And look above.

5 Then shall thy tossing soul find anchorage
And steadfast peace;
Thy love shall rest on His, thy weary doubts
For ever cease;
Thy heart shall find in Him and in His grace
Its rest and bliss!

Source: Hymns of Consecration and Faith #5

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 >

Text Information

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



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Gospel Hymns No. 5 #132

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Gospel Hymns Nos. 5 and 6 Combined #132

Hallowed Songs #d305

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Hymns of Consecration and Faith #5

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

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Our New Hymnal #204

Praise in Song #d174

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Sermons in Song, No. 3 #130

Singing Annual for Sabbath Schools 1871 #d32

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