Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Hymn of the Week: My Savior First of All

I had this hymn on my mind last weekend while I was on vacation. It is a great one to meditate upon.

My Savior First of All

When my life work is ended, and I cross the swelling tide,
When the bright and glorious morning I shall see;
I shall know my Redeemer when I reach the other side,
And His smile will be the first to welcome me.

Refrain

I shall know Him, I shall know Him,
And redeemed by His side I shall stand,
I shall know Him, I shall know Him,
By the print of the nails in His hand.

Oh, the soul thrilling rapture when I view His bless├Ęd face,
And the luster of His kindly beaming eye;
How my full heart will praise Him for the mercy, love and grace,
That prepare for me a mansion in the sky.

Refrain

Oh, the dear ones in glory, how they beckon me to come,
And our parting at the river I recall;
To the sweet vales of Eden they will sing my welcome home;
But I long to meet my Savior first of all.

Refrain

Through the gates to the city in a robe of spotless white,
He will lead me where no tears will ever fall;
In the glad song of ages I shall mingle with delight;
But I long to meet my Savior first of all.

Refrain

1 comment:

Brenda Brough said...

What I find so lovely about this beautiful hymn is that it was written by Fanny Crosby. I love that this blind poet wrote here that the first thing she wants to SEE is her precious Savior, and that she would recognize Him by "print of the nails in His hands." I certainly wish I could've been a witness to the moment that Fanny walked into Heaven and her eyes fell up on the Lord.