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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Allen Palama

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Is not our dropping of idols or our giving up of things! It is just the beaming of his beauty. Our heart is full of competition, a lot of strangers and persons but the Lord is slowly replacing them in us. The more we see him the more we forsake them. Our prayer should not be Lord take away my idols but Lord I just want to see you show me you're better, lovelier and sweeter.

Even the vilest of sinners cannot withstand his beauty.


Anonymous

San Jose, CA, United States

'Tis that look that melted Peter (Luke 22:61-62)

'Tis that face that Stephen saw (Acts 7:55-60)

'Tis that heart that wept with Mary (John 11:32-35)

Can alone from idols draw (1 John 5:21)


Tim Ou

Austin, Texas, United States

Captivate me with Your beauty, Lord.


Benjamin Banson

Santa Ana, California, United States

Dearest Lord Jesus we love You! You are the most beautiful and the most precious One in the universe, fill us and saturate us with Yourself as our life and righteousness. Oh Lord Jesus our dearest Bridegroom and Captain wash us in Your powerful blood and beautiful us day by moment by moment but make us terrible to the enemy. Amen!


JV

B, K, India

Hosea 14:8 "... What have I yet to do with idols?..."


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!