494 - We Would See Jesus

"We would see Jesus;" for the shadows lengthen
Across the little landscape of our life;
We would see Jesus, our weak faith
to strengthen
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
His face.

"We would see Jesus;" other ligths
are paling,
Which for long years we did rejoice
to see;
The blessings of this sinful world
are failing;
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!