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Would I Know Him

Would I know him if he stood here By my side, By my side

Author: Nellie A. Montgomery
Tune: [Would I know Him if He stood here]
Published in 5 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Would I know Him if He stood here
By my side, by my side;
Doth the cruel, cruel nail-prints
Yet abide, yet abide?
Would He show me in His beauty
So divine, so divine,
That in rapture I would feel Him
To be mine, to be mine?

2 When to Satan thou dost answer,
“Flee from me, flee from me!”
When between thee and the Master,
Naught shall be, naught shall be;
On thine eyes shall flash a vision,
Wondrous fair, wondrous fair—
Lo! a pierced and thorn-crowned Savior
Standeth there, standeth there.

3 Could I hear Him if He called me,
Waiting here, waiting here;
Would His words of magic sweetness
Pierce my ear, pierce my ear?
Could the world with all its lurings,
Drown that tone, drown that tone,
And He pass me by and leave me
All alone, all alone?

4 When thou criest in thine anguish,
“Savior hear, Savior hear!”
It will reach Him thro’ the clamor,
Never fear, never fear!
Tho’ sometimes thine ears are deafened,
By the din, by the din;
He is list’ning for the summons,
“Lord, come in, Lord, come in!”

Source: Triumphant Songs No.5 #93

Author: Nellie A. Montgomery

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Text Information

First Line: Would I know him if he stood here By my side, By my side
Title: Would I Know Him
Author: Nellie A. Montgomery
Publication Date: 1896
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.



The Cyber Hymnal #11369
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The Cyber Hymnal #11369

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