O when shall I see Jesus
O when shall I see Jesus. Probably by John Leland* (1754–1841).
The earliest known publication of this hymn was in Eleazar Clay, Hymns and Spiritual Songs, selected from Several Approved Authors, Recommended by the Baptist General Committee of Virginia (Richmond, Virginia: John Dixon, 1793). The 1793 book is very rare. The text shown below has been transcribed from the copy in the New York Public Library:
O WHEN shall I see Jesus, And dwell with him above?To drink the flowing fountains, Of everlasting love.When shall I be deliver’d, From this vain world of sin?And with my blessed Jesus Drink endless pleasure in.
But now I am a soldier, My Captain’s gone before,He’s given me my...
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