Words & Music by:  R.H. Cornelius, (20th Century) in 1916



Hymns of Glorious Praise, Springfield, Missouri:  Gospel Publishing House, 1969.

LYRICS:  Oh! I Want to See Him 

  • As I journey through the land, singing as I go,
    Pointing souls to Calvary—to the crimson flow,
    Many arrows pierce my soul from without, within;
    But my Lord leads me on, through Him I must win. 

Oh, I want to see Him, look upon His face,
There to sing forever of His saving grace;
On the streets of glory let me lift my voice,
Cares all past, home at last, ever to rejoice.

  • When in service for my Lord dark may be the night,
    But I’ll cling more close to Him, He will give me light;
    Satan’s snares may vex my soul, turn my thoughts aside;
    But my Lord goes ahead, leads whate’er betide.
  • When in valleys low I look toward the mountain height,
    And behold my Savior there, leading in the fight,
    With a tender hand outstretched toward the valley low,
    Guiding me, I can see, as I onward go.
  • When before me billows rise from the mighty deep,
    Then my Lord directs my bark; He doth safely keep,
    And He leads me gently on through this world below;
    He’s a real Friend to me, oh, I love Him so.