Now let us see thy beauty, Lord (Samuel Sebastian Wesley)

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  • CPDL #20679:     
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2009-12-26).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 18 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Now let us see Thy beauty, Lord
Composer: Samuel Sebastian Wesley
Tune: Castleford
Lyricist: Benjamin Waugh (1839-1908)

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn   Meter: 86. 86 (C.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella or keyboard

Published:

Description: Arrangement by S. S. Wesley of a tune originally appearing in Sacred Harmony, Leeds c. 1720

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Original text and translations

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1. Now let us see thy beauty, Lord,
 As we have seen before;
 And by thy beauty quicken us
 To love thee and adore.

2. 'Tis easy when with simple mind
 Thy loveliness we see,
 To consecrate ourselves afresh
 To duty and to thee.

3. Our ever-feverish mood is cooled,
 And gone is every load,
 When we can lose the love of self,
 And find the love of God.

4. 'Tis by thy loveliness we're won
 To home and thee again,
 And as we are thy children true
 We are more truly men.

5. Lord, it is coming to ourselves
 When thus we come to thee;
 The bondage of thy loveliness
 Is perfect liberty.

6. So now we come to ask again
 What thou hast often given,
 The vision of that loveliness
 Which is the life of heaven.