Number: 520
Title: Here, O Our Lord, We See Your Face to Face
Composer: alt. 1972
Author: Horatius Bonar, 1855;
Scripture: Psalm 27:8 Revelation 19:9 Revelation 21:1-5
Theme: Sacraments and Ordinances

1.  Here, O our Lord, we 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.  We have no help but Yours, nor do we need
    Another arm save Yours to lean upon.
    It is enough, O Lord, enough indeed;
    Our strength is in Your might, Your might alone.

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.