Christ My Song - 1334
It has not fully yet appeared
(Thomas Kelly/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)
It has not fully yet appeared.
"Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard." (1 Corinthians 2,9)
1. It has not fully yet appeared
what blessedness to saints is giv'n:
no eye has seen, no ear has heard,
nor heart conceived the joys of heav'n.
2. In heav'n itself, and there alone,
the joys of heav'n are understood;
where saints shall know, as they are known,
and shall behold the face of God.
3. The face of him, who, here below,
appeared and died, to save his own:
the same who reigns in glory now,
and fills yon bright eternal throne.
4. A sight of him his people fills
with transport never known before:
they feel no want, they fear no ills;
and sin and sorrow are no more.
5. They view the Lord, whom angels view,
(he there without a cloud appears;)
and praise the Lord, as angels do,
with joy, perhaps, exceeding theirs.
6. How blessed our lot, if we are his!
We too shall dwell with him above;
yea, we shall see him as he is,
in yonder world of light and love.
Thomas Kelly, Hymns on various passages of Scripture, ca. 1853, Hymn 111.