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I Would See Jesus 75

The Sacred Harp, 1991 (Denson) Edition

Composer: Leonard P. Breedlove, 1854
Alto: Seaborn McDaniel Denson, 1911
Poet: The Organ, 1854 (1st Stanza); Horatius Bonar, 1846 (2nd & 3rd Stanzas)
Meter: Common Meter Double (8,6,8,6,8,6,8,6)
Stanza Poetry Source by First Line
1
I would see Jesus when the flow’rs
Of joy adorn my way;
When sunshine and when hope surrounds
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 would see Jesus when the flow'rs, Stanza 1
2
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.


I heard the voice of Jesus say,, Stanza 2
3
I heard the voice of Jesus say,
“I am this dark world’s light,
Look unto me, thy morn shall rise,
And all thy day shall be bright!”
I looked to Jesus and I found
In Him my star, my sun;
And in that light of life I’ll walk,
Till trav’ling days are done.


I heard the voice of Jesus say,, Stanza 3