Scripture Verse

Now we see but a poor reflection…then we shall see face to face. 1 Corinthians 13:12


Scott Werdebaugh

Words: D. A. (San­dy) Cov­er­ett, 2008.

Music: Mur­ray Jull, 2017; har­mo­ny by Scott Wer­de­baugh, No­vem­ber 23, 2017 (🔊 pdf nwc).

D. A. Coverett

Origin of the Hymn

The lyr­ics were jot­ted down in rough in a pe­ri­od of about fif­teen min­utes im­me­di­ate­ly fol­low­ing a mem­or­i­al ser­vice for He­lene Hay­ek, a young wife and mo­ther of two girls, held at the Glad Tid­ings Pen­te­cos­tal Church, Vic­tor­ia, Bri­tish Co­lum­bia, Ca­na­da.

The mem­or­i­al ser­vice was a high­ly emo­tion­al and up­lif­ting ex­per­i­ence for most of those who had come to pay their re­spects to a warm and lov­ing young mo­ther who had giv­en so much to the poor and home­less in Vic­to­ria.

Sandy Coverett
November 2017


At the end of life’s road
We’ve a glorious hope;
It’s the dream of a soul set free.
A promise made by Jesus, our Lord,
A promise to you and to me.


O yes, we’ve a promise
That with Him we’ll be;
We’ll meet with Him face to face.
What sweet joy will fill us
When we’re reunited
Where He’s prepared us a place.

When He died on the cross,
Paid the price for our sin,
Felt torn from the Father He loved,
He knew all the pain we soon would share
And rose then to vict’ry and life.


With our Father He waits,
And will welcome us home
Where sin, pain, and want are no more;
We’ll bask in the warmth of His great love
And live close to Him evermore.