We Saw Thee Not

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We Saw Thee Not

Scripture: I Peter 1:8

Key: E

Time Signature: 3/4

 

Hymn Status: Public Domain (This hymn is free to use for display and print)

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Verse 1: We saw thee not when thou didst come to this poor world of sin and death; nor yet beheld that cottage home in that despised nazareth; but we believe thy footsteps trod its streets and plains, thou Son of God: but we believe thy footsteps trod its streets and plains, thou son of God.
Verse 2: We saw thee not when lifted high amid that wild and savage crew; nor heard we that imploring cry, “forgive, they know not what they do!” but we believe the deed was done that shook the earth and veiled the sun; but we believe the deed was done that shook the earth and veiled the sun.
Verse 3: We gazed not in the open tomb where once thy mangled body lay; nor saw thee in the upper room, nor met thee on the open way; but we believe that angels said, “why seek the living with the dead?” but we believe that angels said, “why seek the living with the dead?”
Verse 4: We walked not with the chosen few who saw thee from the earth ascend; who raised to heav’n their wondering view, then low to earth all prostrate bend; but we believe that human eyes beheld that journey to the skies; but we believe that human eyes beheld that journey to the skies.

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