Christ My Song - 1125
To see the Saviour as he is
(Thomas Kelly/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)
To see the Saviour as he is.
"For we shall see him as he is." (1 John 3,2)
2. A paradise let others feign,
where all their fav'rite good obtain,
where, free from all restraint and fear,
they feast on joys but tasted here.
3. We ask no other heav'n than this,
to see the Saviour "as he is";
to take our place around his throne,
and know as we ourselves are known.
4. Where Jesus is, 'tis heav'n to be,
'tis heav'n the Saviour's face to see;
we know, though all the world revile,
celestial joy is in his smile.
5. The little that on earth is known,
makes him the object of our love;
and us impatient to be gone,
to see him as he is, above.
Thomas Kelly, Hymns on various passages of Scripture, ca. 1853, Hymn 619.