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We Would See Jesus

Representative Text

1 We would see Jesus, Jesus alone,
He is the Savior, He can atone,
All that we need, His grace will supply,
While He is calling, O let us come nigh.

We would see Jesus, hear Him today,
He is the Life, the Truth and the Way.
We would see Jesus, Savior and friend,
Able and willing to keep and defend.

2 We would see Jesus, Spirit of grace
Teach us and lead us, Show us His face,
Now by Thy pow'r His Person reveal,
Oh, may we trust Him to pardon and heal. [Chorus]

3 We would see Jesus, Helper and Guide,
He will not fail us, He will abide,
We would see Him, in sorrow and joy,
Still in His service the moments employ. [Chorus]

4 We would see Jesus, He is the King,
Oh! let us hasten, tribute to bring,
Now let us share His Covenant love,
We shall behold Him, in beauty above. [Chorus]

Source: Crowning Glory No. 1: a choice collection of gospel hymns #134

Author: Julia H. Johnston

Julia Harriet Johnston, who was born on Jan. 21, 1849, at Salineville, OH, in Columbiana County. Her father was a minister and he mother was a poet. She began writing when she was nine years old but really started writing verse in high school. She lived in Peoria, Ill. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: We would see Jesus, Jesus alone
Title: We Would See Jesus
Author: Julia H. Johnston
Language: English
Refrain First Line: We would see Jesus, hear him today
Copyright: Public Domain



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Crowning Glory No. 1 #134

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Crowning Glory #138

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