176. Lord, We Shall See Thee as Thou Art

C.M.
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Lord, we shall see Thee as Thou art
 
In yonder mansions fair,
 
We shall behold Thee face to face,
 
Thy glorious image bear.
“Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.” (1 John 3:2)
“And they shall see his face; and his name shall be in their foreheads.” (Revelation 22:4)
“And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly.” (1 Corinthians 15:49)
“But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.” (2 Corinthians 3:18)
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With what delight, what wond'ring love,
 
Each thrilling heart shall swell,
 
When we, as sharers of Thy joy,
 
Are called in heaven to dwell!
“His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.” (Matthew 25:21)
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Oh hasten, hasten on that hour,
 
And call us to Thy seat:
 
Lord, Thou without us ne'er wilt count
 
Thy joy and work complete.
“Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world.” (John 17:24)