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Let Me See Thy Face and Die

John Wesley (1703-1791)

Verse 1
To Thee, great God of love! I bow,
And prostrate in Thy sight adore;
By faith I see Thee passing now;
I have, but still I ask for more,
A glimpse of love cannot suffice,
My soul for all Thy presence cries.
I cannot see Thy face, and live,
Then let me see Thy face, and die!

Verse 2
Moses Thy backward parts might view,
But not a perfect sight obtain;
The gospel doth Thy fulness show To us,
by the commandment slain;
The dead to sin shall find the grace
The pure in heart shall see Thy face.
I cannot see Thy face, and live, Then
let me see Thy face, and die!

Verse 3
Surrounded by the saints of old,
We now by faith approach
to Thee Shall all with open face behold
In Christ the glorious Deity;
Shall see, and put the Godhead on,
The nature of Thy sinless Son.
I cannot see Thy face, and live,
Then let me see Thy face, and die!