Scripture Verse

We shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is. 1 John 3:2

Introduction

Words & Mu­sic: Will­iam A. Spen­cer, in The Young Peo­ple’s Hym­nal, ed­it­ed by James At­kins & Will­iam J. Kirk­pat­rick (Nash­ville, Ten­nes­see: Pub­lish­ing House, Me­tho­dist Epis­co­pal Church, South, 1897) (🔊 pdf nwc).

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William A. Spencer
1840–1901

Lyrics

When I shall reach the more excellent glory,
And all my trials are passed,
I shall behold Him, O wonderful story!
I shall be like Him at last.

Refrain

I shall be like Him, I shall be like Him,
And in His beauty shall shine;
I shall be like Him, wondrously like Him,
Jesus, my Savior divine.

We shall not wait till the glorious dawning
Breaks on the vision so fair,
Now we may welcome that heavenly morning,
Now we His image may bear.

Refrain

More and more like Him, repeat the blest story,
Over and over again,
Changed by His Spirit from glory to glory,
I shall be satisfied then.

Refrain