Psalms, Hymns, & Spiritual Songs: “When This Passing World is Done”
Hymns and Songs

Psalms, Hymns, & Spiritual Songs: “When This Passing World is Done”

Psalms, Hymns, & Spiritual Songs: “When This Passing World is Done”In Ephesians 5:15-21, we are given directions on how to properly live as Christians. One of these is to sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart.

Each Monday, I share a song from history or present day that present a high view of God, praise Him, and teaches solid doctrine.

When This Passing World is Done

by Robert M. McCheyne (1837)

When this passing world is done,
When has sunk yon glaring sun,
When we stand with Christ on high,
Looking o’er life’s history;
Then, Lord, shall I fully know,
Not till then how much I owe.

Psalms, Hymns, & Spiritual Songs: “When This Passing World is Done”When I hear the wicked call,
On the rocks and hills to fall;
When I see them start to shrink
On the fiery deluge brink;
Then, Lord, shall I fully know
Not till then how much I owe.

When I stand before the throne,
Dressed in beauty not my own,
When I see Thee as Thou art,
Love Thee with unsinning heart,
Then, Lord, shall I fully know,
Not till then, how much I owe.

When the praise of Heav’n I hear,
Loud as thunders to the ear,
Loud as many waters’ noise,
Sweet as harp’s melodious voice,
Then, Lord, shall I fully know,
Not till then, how much I owe.

Chosen not for good in me,
Waken’d up from wrath to flee;
Hidden in the Savior’s side,
By the Spirit sanctified;
Teach me, Lord, on earth to show,
By my love how much I owe.

Amen.

“The only music which ever passes beyond the roof of the church in which it is rendered is that whcih issues from born again people, who ‘sing with grace in their hearts unto the Lord.’” ~ Arthur W. Pink

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  • I had never heard of that song. What stirring words! Thank you for sharing!
    Blessings to you! I’m your neighbor at #Glimpses.

  • I loved this post and reading the verses in this hymn. In the church I grew up in we used to sing this same melody but with different words. It was “Come Christians Join to Sing.” I remember it very well. I loved the voices and harmony in the video and also loved the quote by Arthur Pink. Thank you for sharing this!

  • Diana Abe

    ‘Teach me, Lord, on earth to show,
    By my love how much I owe.’
    Love this song, although hearing it for the first time. Thank you for sharing. Your neighbor at “oh my heartsie girls'(#204)

  • What a beautiful hymn – thanks so much.

  • I recognize the composer’s name, but not the song.
    Thanks for new insights.

  • Connie

    Thanks for sharing this beautiful song with us!

  • Gretchen

    Loved having the video to hear the tune after enjoying the lyrics😉👍 New song for me so thank you for sharing.

  • I haven’t heard this song before so thank you for sharing!