When this Fading World is Done

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Originally written (as 'When this Passing World is Done') by Robert M. McCheyne in 1837 from the poem "I am Debtor".

Music and lyrics re-written by Pete Munday for the purpose of easier understanding and sing-ability.

These lyrics urge the singer to look beyond their wrestle with sin and it's deserved punishment to the cross and to the day when Jesus - in all his glory - will be displayed. And what a day that will be!

For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known. - 1 Corinthians 13:12


Verse 1
When this fading world is done
When the glorious sun is gone
When we stand with Christ in glory
Looking over life's finished story

Refrain 1
Then Lord shall I fully know
Not till then how much I owe
Not till then how much I owe

Verse 2
Chosen not for good in me
Wakened up from wrath to flee
Hidden by my Saviour’s side
Purchased for eternal life

Refrain 1

Verse 3
When I stand before the throne
Dressed in beauty not my own
When I see You as You are
Love You with unsinning heart

Refrain 1

Verse 4
When the praise of heaven lifts
Loud as thunder to the ears
Loud as crashing water’s noise
Sweet as bird’s melodious voice

Refrain 1

Refrain 2
Teach me Lord, on earth to show
By your love how much I owe
By your love how much I owe


from When This Fading World Is Done, released February 9, 2017



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