Christ My Song - 1429
We have not seen the Saviour's face
(Thomas Kelly/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)
We have not seen the Saviour's face.
"Whom having not seen, ye love." (1 Peter 1,8)
1. We have not seen the Saviour's face,
nor shall we until life shall end;
but yet we love him for his grace,
we love an unseen, absent friend.
2. The glorious work he wrought, endears
the Saviour to his people's hearts;
in hope they wait till he appears,
and hope a present joy imparts.
3. They hope to see their Lord that day
descend with all the hosts of heav'n;
the Lord, who bore their sins away,
the Lord, thro' whom they stand forgiv'n.
4. They hope that what they now believe,
they then with joyful eyes shall see;
no more to doubt, no more to grieve,
but with their Lord himself to be.
5. Till that bright day we'll think of him,
and may our love with fervour glow;
an unseen Lord be all our theme,
till with him hence to heav'n we go.
Thomas Kelly, Hymns on various passages of Scripture, ca. 1853, Hymn 292.