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Title: I Have Not Seen Thy Face, O Lord

Date: 20/03/1983 (Other)

Speaker: Congregation

Bible Reference: Hymn Singing

I have not seen Thy face, O Lord,
Yet with my heart I love Thee;
For Thou hast plucked each tender cord
With pleasing touch of mercy.
O Saviour, Lord, my King and Friend,
I worship Thee with gladness;
And by Thy grace I will defend
The Name that brought me kindness.

I have not known Thee here on earth,
Yet with my soul I trust Thee;
For Thou hast stirred my thought to birth
Of God and heaven and glory.
O precious Saviour, hear my praise
With songs of joy and wonder;
For Thou hast taught my lips to raise
A theme of words so tender.

Now I have seen Thy glorious face,
With eyes of faith unveiling
The splendour of the theme of grace,
All to my mind revealing.
Such bliss and happiness is mine
To know the God of glory;
For who could call the Lord divine
But for Thy grace and mercy?

William Vernon Higham, 1926-

Tune: Constance