The Shining of His Face

What are the joys of earth to one

Author: E. Norman Gunnison
Tune: [What are the joys of earth to one]
Published in 3 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 What are the joys of earth to one
Who sees the Master’s face?
What is the shining of the sun
Beside the Master’s grace?
Before the splendor of His worth
Our earthly lights are dim;
We gladly leave the things of earth
To follow after Him.

2 His love has blessed us all our days,
His care each gift bestows;
He leadeth us beside the ways
Where living water flows.
And if we follow in His lead,
Whatever may befall,
His gifts shall satisfy each need,
Sufficient unto all.

3 Thy care has crowned our every hour,
Be with us still, O Lord!
First the full bud, and then the flower,
Shall blossom at Thy word.
Unto this waiting heart of mine
Reveal Thy perfect grace,
And let me see, by love divine,
The shining of Thy face.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #10147

Author: E. Norman Gunnison

Born: May 15, 1837, Charlestown, Massachusetts. Gunnison’s poems appeared in Scribner’s Magazine, The Christian at Work, & the Daily Southern Cross. His works include: Our Stars for the Army of the Potomac (Ringwalt & Brown, 1863) One Summer’s Dream: An Idyll of the Vineyard and Other Poems (York, Pennsylvania: Hiram Young, 1875) Toni and Moidl: A Tale of the Border Tyrol Between Austria and Bavaria (San Francisco, California: A. J. Leary, 1884) Windsheim Bells and Other Poems (San Francisco, California: 1884) The Miracle of St. Kümmerniss (San Francisco, California: Commercial Publishing Company, 1887) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: What are the joys of earth to one
Title: The Shining of His Face
Author: E. Norman Gunnison
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #10147
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The Cyber Hymnal #10147

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