The United Methodist Hymnal


Here, O My Lord, I See Thee

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.

WORDS: Horatius Bonar, 1857
MUSIC: Edward Dearle, 1874
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)