When We See Christ

I cannot find much information regarding the history of this hymn apart from the fact that it was written in 1941 and is an old American hymn. It speaks of the second coming of the Lord Jesus.

Lyrics and Music: Esther Kerr Rusthoi

Oft times the day seems long, our trials hard to bear,
We’re tempted to complain, to murmur and despair;
But Christ will soon appear to catch His Bride away,
All tears forever over in God’s eternal day.

It will be worth it all when we see Jesus,
Life’s trials will seem so small when we see Christ;
One glimpse of His dear face all sorrow will erase,
So bravely run the race till we see Christ.

Sometimes the sky looks dark with not a ray of light,
We’re tossed and driven on, no human help in sight;
But there is one in heav’n who knows our deepest care,
Let Jesus solve your problem – just go to Him in pray’r.

Life’s day will soon be o’er, all storms forever past,
We’ll cross the great divide, to glory, safe at last;
We’ll share the joys of heav’n – a harp, a home, a crown,
The tempter will be banished, we’ll lay our burden down.

Let us look to the Lord as we await His return.

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3 Responses to “When We See Christ”

  1. LEON ESTES says:

    “Old American Hymn”, eh? So, I am almost old, because I was born 5 years after this song was published!

    This is one of my favorite songs! Thank you.

  2. Kenneth Dirks says:

    Thank you so much for providing a clean playing version of this great hymn. The other sites have a lot of extras in it which makes it hard for me to learn to play it. I like extras, but your version makes it easy to hear the actual melody. Wonderful! Thank you!

  3. Bob Brent says:

    Great job on the piano. As Kenneth noted it is clean unencumbered with a lot of frills. It will help me learn this hymn for the guitar. Thanks so much and God bless you and those you love.

    Bob Brent

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