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I See You Lyrics and Music

The reverent words and lyrics of the much loved hymn begin with "1 Here, O our Lord, I see you face to face. Here would we touch and handle things unseen" as the first line of the hymn. The words and lyrics of the "I See You" hymn were written by its Scottish author Horatius Bonar. The author of the hymn, Horatius Bonar, was born on December 19, 1808 and died on July 31, 1889. The name of the composer of the sublime music that accompanies the "I See You" song of praise has unfortunately been lost over time.  We have placed "I See You" in the category of Christian Songs. Enjoy the reverent lyrics of this popular Christian song and venerable church hymn.

I See You Hymn
Title: I See You *** Name Author / Writer of Lyrics: Horatius Bonar*** Name of Composer: Unknown *** Hymns Category: Christian Songs

 

 

Author of the Lyrics
The author of the reverent words of the "I See You" lyrics, Horatius Bonar (December 19, 1808-July 31, 1889), was born in Edinburgh, Scotland and achieved fame as a Hymnist, poet, Sunday school teacher and churchman.

Information about the Hymn
Title of Hymn: I See You
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): Horatius Bonar (December 19, 1808 to July 31, 1889)
Nationality of Author: Scottish

Translator of the Hymn lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English

Name of Composer of Music: Unknown
Hymn Category: Christian Songs
First Line of Hymn: "1 Here, O our Lord, I see you face to face. Here would we touch and handle things unseen"
First Publication Date: 1855

 

I See You Lyrics

1 Here, O our Lord, I see you face to face.
Here would we touch and handle things unseen,
here grasp with firmer hand eternal grace,
and all our weariness upon you lean.


2 Here would we feed upon the bread of God,
here drink with you the royal cup of heaven;
here would we lay aside each earthly load,
and taste afresh the calm of sin forgiven.


3 This is the hour of banquet and of song;
this is the heavenly table for us spread.
Here let us feast and, feasting, still prolong
the fellowship of living wine and bread.


4 Too soon we rise; the symbols disappear.
The feast, though not the love, is past and gone;
the bread and wine remove, but you are here,
nearer than ever, still our shield and sun.


5 Feast after feast thus comes and passes by,
yet, passing, points to that glad feast above,
giving sweet foretaste of the festal joy,
the Lamb's great bridal feast of bliss and love.

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