Scripture Verse

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


Words & Mu­sic: Phil­ip H. Wool­sey, Pre­cious Gems No. 1 (New York & Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Will­iam A. Pond, 1881), num­ber 12 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Wool­sey (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els)


Singing of Jesus, the Babe in the manger;
Singing of Jesus, to me once a stranger;
Singing of Jesus, the meek, lowly Teacher;
Trying to serve Him awhile here below.
Singing of Jesus, my shepherd and guide;
Singing of Jesus, in whom I confide;
Singing of Jesus, and telling to others
What a dear Savior in Jesus I find.


Oh, when shall I see Him in glory,
In glory, in glory?
Oh, when shall I see Him in glory,
Where parting will never be?

Singing of Jesus, my shield from all danger;
Singing of Jesus, my blessèd Redeemer;
Singing of Jesus, the loving One calling
After the lost ones astray from the fold.
Singing of Jesus by day and by night;
Singing of Jesus in weakness or might;
Singing of Jesus, who, more than all others,
Cares for His flock, and will bring them safe home.


Singing of Jesus, the King of high Heaven,
Singing of Jesus, the Light of that kingdom;
Singing of Jesus, the Friend of all sinners,
Trying to tell of His love in my song.
Singing of Jesus, my true and tried friend;
Singing of Jesus till this life shall end;
Singing of Jesus, in Heaven with angels,
Ever to sing of His wonderful love.

Oh then I’ll be with Him in glory,
In glory, in glory,
Oh then I’ll be with Him in glory,
Where parting will never be.