A. B. Warner

WE would see Jesus—for the shadows lengthen

Across this little landscape of our life;

We would see Jesus, our weak faith to strengthen

For the last weariness—the final strife.


We would see Jesus—the great Rock foundation,

Whereon our feet were set with sovereign grace;

Not life, nor death, with all their agitation,

Can thence remove us, if we see His face.


We would see Jesus—other lights are paling,

Which for long years we have rejoiced to see;

The blessings of our pilgrimage are falling,

We would not mourn them, for we go to Thee.


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