I Would See Jesus 75
Tune: Leonard P. Breedlove, 1854
Alto: Wilson Marion Cooper, 1902
Lyrics: Horatius Bonar, 1846 (2nd verse)
Meter: Common Meter Double (8,6,8,6,8,6,8,6)
I would see Jesus when the flow’rs
Of joy adorn my way;
When sunshine and when hope surround
My path from day to day.
When friends I cherish most are near,
And hearts encircle mine,
Then Father would I turn from all,
To lean alone on Thine.
I heard the voice of Jesus say,
“Behold, I freely give
The living water, thirsty one,
Stoop down and drink and live!”
I came to Jesus and I drank
Of that life-giving stream;
My thirst was quenched, my soul revived,
And now I live in Him.
“For The Organ;” a weekly newspaper in Hamilton, Georgia, edited by B. F. White.