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In Hope We Lift Our Wishful, Longing Eyes

by J.G. Deck

Tune: Ellers

Tune: Ellers

Tune: Ellers
* Verses 4,5

1 IN hope we lift our wishful, longing eyes,
Waiting to see the Morning Star arise;
How bright, how gladsome will His advent be,
Before the Sun shines forth in majesty!

2 How will our eyes to see His face delight,
Whose love has cheered us through the darksome night!
How will our ears drink in His well-known voice,
Whose faintest whispers make our soul rejoice!

3 No stain within; no foes or snares around;
No jarring notes shall there discordant sound;
All pure without, all pure within the breast;
No thorns to wound, no toil to mar our rest.

4 If here on earth the thoughts of Jesus' love
Lift our poor hearts this weary world above;
If even here the taste of heavenly springs
So cheers the spirit, that the pilgrim sings:

5 What will the sunshine of His glory prove!
What the unmingled fulness of His love!
What hallelujahs will His presence raise!
What but one loud, eternal burst of praise!

Mackie said ...
That Brother is blessed with a wonderful voice. And he's using it for the Lord!
Thursday, Sep 28, 2017 : 22:36
Mackie said ...
I was referencing the first version......
Thursday, Sep 28, 2017 : 22:39
J. Fletcher said ...
Beautiful parts being sang..I haven't heard this one,but thoroughly enjoyed it.
Tuesday, Feb 16, 2021 : 11:16
Gregory Morris said ...
That seraphic voice again. There are some good tunes for the metre by Leflaive, Lambert, Blanche and Carren (who played the violin under Sibelius).
Sunday, Mar 28, 2021 : 06:49
Bos said ...
I love this song and it seems to me that it encapsulates all I need to be concerned with as I contemplate being with the Lord – which is far better.
How will our eyes to see His face delight,
Whose love has cheered us through the darksome night
Saturday, Jul 30, 2022 : 06:44

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