MY SAVIOUR FIRST OF ALL

Fanny J. Crosby, John R. Sweney

When my lifework is ended, and I cross the swelling tide
When the bright and glorious morning I shall see
I shall know my Redeemer when I reach the other side
And His smile will be the first to welcome me

 

* I shall know Him, I shall know Him
And redeemed by His side I shall stand
I shall know Him, I shall know Him
By the print of the nails in His hand

 

O, the soul-thrilling rapture when I view His blessed face
And the luster of His kindly beaming eye
How my full heart will praise Him for the mercy, love and grace
That prepare for me a mansion in the sky

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O, the dear ones in glory, how they beckon me to come
And our parting at the river I recall
To the sweet vales of Eden they will sing my welcome home
But I long to meet my Saviour first of all

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Through the gates to the city in a robe of spotless white
He will lead me where no tears will ever fall
In the glad song of ages I shall mingle with delight
But I long to meet my Saviour first of all

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