When This Passing World Is Done

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Lyrics: Robert M. McCheyne
Music: Richard Redhead

When this passing world is done
When has sunk yon glorious sun
When we stand with Christ on high
Looking o’er life’s history
Then Lord, shall I fully know
Not till then how much I owe

When I stand before the throne
Dress’d in beauty not my own
When I see Thee as Thou art
Look Thee with unsinning heart
Then Lord, shall I fully know
Not till then how much I owe

E’en on earth, as through a glass
Darkly let Thy glory pass
Make forgiveness feel so sweet
Make Thy Spirit’s help so meet
E’en on earth, Lord, make me know
Something of how much I owe

Chosen not for good in me
Waken’d up from wrath to flee
Hidden in the Saviour’s side
By the Spirit sanctified
Teach me Lord, on earth to show
By my love how much I owe

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2 Responses to “When This Passing World Is Done”

  1. Bill says:

    After listening to the complete hymn, that last line – as hymns have a tendency to do – caused me to fight back a tear from my eye. The lyrics seem to walk us backwards, starting at the end and bringing us back to the present. We are reminded of what our future holds, that we owe it all to Christ, and how on earth we can only see in part His full glory. Finally, we are reminded of what our duty in the here and now is as well our motivation for it.

    “Teach me Lord on earth to show
    By my love how much I owe.”

  2. admin says:

    Yes. This is a very touching hymn.

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