When this passing world is done

Sung during the Sunday worship at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, London (Spurgeon’s).

Hymn 608 from our hymn book, Psalms & Hymns of Reformed Worship.

WHEN this passing world is done,
When has sunk yon radiant sun,
When I 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,
Dressed in beauty not my own;
When I see Thee as Thou art,
Love Thee with unsinning heart:
Then, Lord, shall I fully know,
Not till then, how much I owe.

When the praise of Heaven I hear,
Loud as thunder to the ear,
Loud as many waters’ noise,
Sweet as harp’s melodious voice:
Then, Lord, shall I fully know,
Not till then, how much I owe.

Chosen not for good in me,
Wakened 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.

Author: Robert Murray M’Cheyne (1813-43)
Tune: Wells
Composer: Dmitri Stepanovich Bortnianski (1751-1825)

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