Continuing Sunday Songs on Monday with a hymn that I’m learning for a funeral tomorrow.
When a hymn is requested that I don’t know, it’s a sign that it expresses something of the personal faith of the person for who we’re giving thanks. I always count that a particular privilege.
So I’ve been learning Face To Face With Christ My Saviour.
Youtube is a treasure trove for this sort of thing, so tomorrow I’ll be channelling poor man’s Tennessee Ernie Ford (though probably a little faster).
Here’s a rendition by Ford.
And a bonus version by George Beverly Shea.
Face to face with Christ my Saviour
Face to face what will it be
When with rapture I behold Him
Jesus Christ who died for me
Face to face I shall behold Him
Far beyond the starry sky
Face to face in all His glory
I shall see Him by and by
Only faintly now I see Him
With the darkling veil between
But a blessed day is coming
When His glory shall be seen
What rejoicing in His presence
When are banished grief or pain
When the crooked ways are straightened
And the dark things shall be plain
Face to face O blissful moment
Face to face to see and know
Face to face with my Redeemer
Jesus Christ who loves me so.
Words: Carrie Elizabeth Ellis Breck
Music: FACE TO FACE (Grant Colfax Tullar)