MY SAVIOR'S FACE BY MARIA E FAR I GHAM 1834-1909

You have told me about the glory of the land beyond the sea, And I know that the streets are golden of the place where I fain would be You have made me dream of the garments of those robed in white ; And the fair days long and cloudless that never are lost in night ; You tell me about the harpers who play to the happy throngs, You tell me about the singers filling the air With songs. You tell me of stones most precious that garnish the city's wall ; And I welcome the pleasant tidings, — ^but this is the best of all. I am glad there shall be no sickness, nor the stern cold touch of pain, And that those who are safely gathered never shall part again ; I am glad that my own sweet country is brightened with so much grace, But this is the crowning gladness, that there I shall see His face. Do you know how my soul has wearied for a sight of Him here on earth? I have thought of His face with longing in seasons of joy and mirth, I have prayed for Him in my sadness : — so well will it be for me When the King whom I love and long for my eyes shall with gladness see. Oh ! tell me again about it : the eyes of my faith are dim, But there with no veil between us I ever shall look on Him ! Ah, then I will bear the darkness of earth for a little while. It will vanish from me for ever in the light of my Saviour's smile.

I scarcely shall see the jasper, or notice the city's gold, Or the glory of all the nations of which you have often told ; For the rapture that there shall fill me is not for the glorious place, This is enough for Heaven — I shall look in my Saviour's face.

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