Scripture Verse

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


Daniel W. Whittle (1840–1901)

Words: Daniel W. Whit­tle, 1883.

Music: James Mc­Gra­na­han (🔊 pdf nwc).

James McGranahan (1840–1907)



Sons of God, be­lov­èd in Je­sus!
O the won­drous word of grace;
In His Son the Fa­ther sees us,
And as sons He gives us place.


Belovèd, 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 know that when He shall ap­pear,
We shall be like Him, we shall be like Him,
For we shall see Him as He is.

Blessèd hope now bright­ly beam­ing,
On our God we soon shall gaze;
And in light ce­les­ti­al gleam­ing,
We shall see our Sav­ior’s face.


By the pow­er of grace trans­form­ing,
We shall then His im­age bear;
Christ His pro­mised word per­form­ing,
We shall then His glo­ry share.