434. Show me Thy face one transient gleam

1 Show me Thy face one transient gleam
Of loveliness divine,
And I shall never think nor dream
Of other love save Thine;
All lesser light will darken quite,
All lower glories wane,
The beautiful of earth will scarce
Seem beautiful again.

2 Show me Thy face my faith and love
Shall henceforth fixed be,
And nothing here have power to move
My soul's serenity;
My life shall seem a trance, a dream,
And all I feel and see
Illusive, visionary, Thou,
The one Reality!

3 Show me Thy face I shall forget
The weary days of yore,
The fretting ghosts of vain regret
Shall haunt my soul no more;
All doubts and fears for future years
In quiet trust subside,
And nought but blest content and calm
With my breast abide.

4 Show me Thy face the heaviest cross
Will then seem light to bear,
There will be gain for every loss,
And peace with every care;
With such light feet the years shall fleet,
Life seem as brief as blest,
Till I have laid my burden down,
And entered into rest.

Text Information
First Line: Show me Thy face one transient gleam
Author: Unknown
Language: English
Publication Date: 1917
Topic: The Christian Life: Aspiration and Prayer; Face, of God; God: Face of (2 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: Sir John Stainer, 1840-1901
Meter: C.M.D.
Key: Dâ™­ Major

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