Hast thou heard Him, seen Him, known Him?

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Hast thou heard Him, seen Him, known Him?
  Is not thine a captured heart?
Chief among ten thousand own Him;
  Joyful choose the better part.
  Captivated by His beauty,
Worthy tribute haste to bring;
Let His peerless worth constrain thee,
  Crown Him now unrivaled King.
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Idols once they won thee, charmed thee,
  Lovely things of time and sense;
Gilded thus does sin disarm thee,
  Honeyed lest thou turn thee thence.
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What has stripped the seeming beauty
  From the idols of the earth?
Not a sense of right or duty,
  But the sight of peerless worth.
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Not the crushing of those idols,
  With its bitter void and smart;
But the beaming of His beauty,
  The unveiling of His heart.
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Who extinguishes their taper
  Till they hail the rising sun?
Who discards the garb of winter
  Till the summer has begun?
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’Tis that look that melted Peter,
  ’Tis that face that Stephen saw,
’Tis that heart that wept with Mary,
  Can alone from idols draw:
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Draw and win and fill completely,
  Till the cup o’erflow the brim;
What have we to do with idols
  Who have companied with Him?
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Malcolm Grace

Mount Gambier, South Australia, Australia

The Lord Jesus Christ is the only Saviour of men. God come down in flesh, will be mine for ever. The love of God is for everyone, but, have you accepted it for yourself?


Micah

Cabanatuan City, Philippines

"But the beaming of His beauty, the unveiling of His heart"

This words reminded me that it is by His beauty and His love that we love Him today. It is not that we wanted to love Him by ourselves. But that, we love Him because we are captivated by His beauty and constrained by His love.


Hanan Lo

Auckland, New Zealand

How precious it is to have heard Him and seen Him, the fairest of all, the One with divine glory and human beauty. The more we are captivated by His beauty, the more we are fastened to Him. As we gaze on Him & behold Him we are being transformed into precious onyx stones and are being prepared to be the bride, adorned for our Beloved.


Tiffany Ng

Hong Kong, China

This hymn reminds me of God's love and preciousness again! It motivates me to consecrate myself and release my academic burdens to the Lord. I'm told to just love Him!


Matthew and Jonathan

Irvine, CA, United States

Draw and win and fill us completely! Till our spirits overflow the brim!


Huilin

China

Captivated by His beauty.


Wendy Kikkert

Arcadia, CA, United States

How can I find the music? I just came across the words in a book by Watchman Nee and had never heard them before. I want to learn it and sing it at our church!


Elizabeth

Redlands, CA, United States

Having just arrived home from 10 days following Paul's steps on his second missionary Journey as he brought the Gospel to Europe (and ultimately to us in the West). Acts 16 and on tells the amazing story.

I was reminded again of his determination above all things to proclaim nothing but 'Jesus Christ and Him crucified' - in spite of the religious resistance of Jewish tradition or the Gentile philosophies of mythological gods or pagan practices and plethora of dead icons and idols - still present today among the ruins.

This song that I learned as a little girl, came to mind and stirred my heart to love the Lord Jesus more. He is the One the Apostles lifted high in spite of the corrupt culture around them. 'What have we do to with idols, who have companied with Him?' Luke 24:25-27


Nicha

CA, United States

Captivated by His beauty! Lord Jesus, I love You.


Zhou Wu

Wellington

I love You Lord!