Dear Friend of Hymnary,

As you know, we don't ask for money too often. But we're asking now.

So before you hit the "close" button on this box, please consider a donation to keep Hymnary going.

More than half a million people come here every month -- worship leaders, hymnologists, hymn lovers and more -- people who now have access to the most complete database of North American hymnody on the planet thanks to this site. But keeping all of this afloat does not come without a cost, and we have limited sources of revenue. So if you benefit from, would you please consider a donation today? Even small amounts help, and they also let us know you're behind us and support what we do.

You can make your tax-deductible contribution by clicking the Donate button below, or you can send a check to Hymnary at 3201 Burton SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546.

On behalf of the entire Hymnary team,
Harry Plantinga

When I Behold Jesus Christ

Author (sts. 1-3): Almaz Belihu

(no biographical information available about Almaz Belihu.) Go to person page >

Translator (sts. 1-3): Hartmut Schoenherr

(no biographical information available about Hartmut Schoenherr.) Go to person page >

Translator (sts. 1-3): Jim Keefer

(no biographical information available about Jim Keefer.) Go to person page >

Translator (sts. 1-3): Aurelia Keefer

(no biographical information available about Aurelia Keefer.) Go to person page >

Author (sts. 4): Joseph Herl

HERL, JOSEPH, AAGO, ChM (b. 1959): B.A. (Music), Concordia College, New York; M.Mus. (Organ), North Texas State University; Ph.D. (Musicology), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Professor of Music at Concordia University, Seward, Nebraska and organist of Redeemer Lutheran Church, Lincoln, Nebraska. Author of Worship Wars in Early Lutheranism (Oxford University Press, 2004); choral and organ music published by Oxford, Concordia, and MorningStar. Joseph Herl (from In Melody and Song, Darcey Press, 2014 Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: When I behold Jesus Christ
Title: When I Behold Jesus Christ
Author (sts. 1-3): Almaz Belihu
Translator (sts. 1-3): Hartmut Schoenherr
Translator (sts. 1-3): Jim Keefer
Translator (sts. 1-3): Aurelia Keefer
Author (sts. 4): Joseph Herl
Meter: with refrain
Language: English
Refrain First Line: What kind of love is this?
Copyright: Sts. 1-3 © 1970 Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus; St. 4 © 1998 Concordia Publishing House



Small Church Music #2875
  • PDF Score (PDF)


Instances (1 - 3 of 3)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Hymnal Supplement 98 #859
Lutheran Service Book #542
Small Church Music #2875Audio