"We would see Jesus;" for the shadows lengthen
Across the little landscape of our life;
We would see Jesus, our weak faith
For the last conflict, in this mortal strife.
"We would see Jesus," Rock of our salvation,
Where on our feet were set with sovereign grace;
Not life, nor death, with all agitation,
Can thence removed us, gazing on
"We would see Jesus;" other ligths
Which for long years we did rejoice
The blessings of this sinful world
We would not mourn them, in exchange for Thee.
"We would see Jesus;" this is all we're needing
Strength, joy and willingness come with the sight;
We would see Jesus, dying, risen, pleading,
Soon to return and end this mortal night!