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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