Christ My Song - 468
The gems of earth are still within - It doth not yet appear what we shall be (Horatius Bonar/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)
It doth not yet appear what we shall be.
2. The stars of heaven, how few and wan
are all we see below,
compared with what remain unseen
beyond all vision now!
3. Who knows the untold brilliance there,
the wealth, the beauty hid,
like sparkle of a lustrous eye
beneath its veiling lid!
4. So with the heaven of better stars,
of which these but are signs;
so with the stores of wisdom hid
in everlasting mines.
5. For what we shall in that day be
it doth not yet appear;
but when we see him as he is,
we shall his likeness wear.
Horatius Bonar, Hymns of Faith and Hope III, 1878, 61-62.