Scripture Verse

I will behold Thy face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with Thy likeness. Psalm 17:15


Fanny Crosby

Words: Fan­ny Cros­by, in Ra­di­ant Songs, ed­it­ed by John R. Swe­ney, Will­iam Kirk­pat­rick & Hen­ry L. Gil­mour (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: John J. Hood, 1891), num­ber 134.

Music: Bang­kok Will­iam J. Kirk­pat­rick, 1891 (🔊 pdf nwc).

William J. Kirkpatrick


I know not the hour of His coming,
Nor how He will speak to my heart;
Or whether at morning or mid-day,
My spirit to Him will depart.


But I know I shall wake in the likeness
Of Him I am longing to see;
I know that mine eyes shall behold Him,
And that is enough for me.

I know not the bliss that awaits me,
At rest with my Savior above;
I know not how soon I shall enter,
And bathe in the ocean of love.


Perhaps in the midst of my labor,
A voice from the Lord I shall hear;
Perhaps in the slumber of midnight,
Its message may fall on my ear.


I know not, but O I am watching,
My lamp ever burning and bright,
I know not if Jesus will call me
At morning, at noon or at night.