Title: Here, O My Lord, I See Thee
Composer: Edward Dearle, 1874
Author: Horatius Bonar, 1857
Scripture: Revelation 19:6-9
Theme: Closing Hymns;Holy Communion;Opening Hymns;Service Music: Following Communion;The Sacraments and Rites of the Church: Eucharist (Holy Communion or The Lord's Supper)
1. Here, O my Lord, I see thee face to face; here would I touch and handle things unseen; here grasp with firmer hand eternal grace, and all my weariness upon thee lean. 2. This is the hour of banquet and of song; this is the heavenly table spread for me; here let me feast, and feasting, still prolong the hallowed hour of fellowship with thee. 3. Here would I feed upon the bread of God, here drink with thee the royal wine of heaven; here would I lay aside each earthly load, here taste afresh the calm of sin forgiven. 4. Too soon we rise; the symbols disappear; the feast, though not the love, is past and gone. The bread and wine remove; but thou art here, nearer than ever, still my shield and sun. 5. Feast after feast thus comes and passes by; yet, passing, points to the glad feast above, giving sweet foretaste of the festal joy, the Lamb's great bridal feast of bliss and love.