We saw Thee not when Thou didst come

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CGS No.: 
693

Verse 1
We saw Thee not when Thou didst come
To this poor world of sin and death;
Nor e'er beheld Thy cottage home,
In that despis├Ęd Nazareth;
But we believe Thy footsteps trod
Its streets and plains, Thou Son of God.

Verse 2
We did not see Thee lifted high,
Amid that wild and savage crew;
Nor heard Thy meek, imploring cry,
Forgive, they know not what they do!
Yet we believe the deed was done,
Which shook the earth and veiled the sun.

Verse 3
We stood not by the empty tomb,
Where late Thy sacred body lay;
Nor sat within that upper room,
Nor met Thee in the open way.
But we believe that angels said:
Why seek the living with the dead?

Verse 4
We did not mark the chosen few,
When Thou didst through the clouds ascend,
First lift to heaven their wondering view,
Then to the earth all prostrate bend;
Yet we believe that mortal eyes
Beheld that journey to the skies.