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My Savior First of All
Words by Fanny J. Crosby
Music by John R. Sweney

Psalm 17:15
"As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness:
I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness."

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          When my lifework is ended, and I cross the swelling tide,
          When the bright and glorious morning I shall see;
          I shall know my Redeemer when I reach the other side,
          And His smile will be the first to welcome me.

            Chorus
            I shall know (I shall know Him) Him, I shall know Him,
            And redeemed by His side I shall stand;
            I shall know (I shall know Him) Him, I shall know Him,
            By the prints of the nails in His hand.

          Oh, the soul thrilling rapture when I view His blessed face,
          And the luster of His kindly beaming eye;
          How my full heart will praise Him for the mercy, love, and grace,
          That prepare for me a mansion in the sky.

            Chorus
            I shall know (I shall know Him) Him, I shall know Him,
            And redeemed by His side I shall stand;
            I shall know (I shall know Him) Him, I shall know Him,
            By the prints of the nails in His hand.

          Oh, the dear ones in glory, how they beckon me to come,
          And our parting at the river I recall;
          To the sweet vales of Eden they will sing my welcome home;
          But I long to meet my Savior first of all.

            Chorus
            I shall know (I shall know Him) Him, I shall know Him,
            And redeemed by His side I shall stand;
            I shall know (I shall know Him) Him, I shall know Him,
            By the prints of the nails in His hand.

          Through the gates to the city in a robe of spotless white,
          He will lead me where no tears will ever fall;
          In the glad song of ages I shall mingle with delight;
          But I long to meet my Savior first of all.

            Chorus
            I shall know (I shall know Him) Him, I shall know Him,
            And redeemed by His side I shall stand;
            I shall know (I shall know Him) Him, I shall know Him,
            By the prints of the nails in His hand.


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