Composwer Avis Christiansen



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Avis Christiansen (1895-1985) wrote her first poem at age 10. A few years later while listening to a church soloist, the Lord reminded Avis that her talents and gifts were from Him, and to be used for His glory. She soon began using her poetry talents to write hymns. One of her first two hymns That Is Far Enough For Me was quickly appreciated and set to music by the director of the Moody Bible Institute.

Throughout her life, this quiet and unassuming housewife wrote more than 20 hymns, several of which were translated into multiple languages. At the age of 21, Avis wrote what would become one of her most famous and lasting hymns, , which was set to music by Scott Lawrence, composer of Whisper A Prayer.

I Know I'll See Jesus Some Day

Sweet is the hope that is thrilling my soul
I know I'll see Jesus some day!
Then what if the dark clouds of sin o'er me roll,
I know I'll see Jesus some day!

Refrain:
I know I'll see Jesus some day!
I know I'll see Jesus some day!
What a joy it will be
When His face I shall see,
I know I'll see Jesus some day!

Though I must travel by faith, not by sight,
I know I'll see Jesus some day!
No evil can harm me, no foe can affright
I know I'll see Jesus some day!

Refrain

Darkness is gath'ring, but hope shines within,
I know I'll see Jesus some day!
What joy when He comes to wipe out ev'ry sin;
I know I'll see Jesus some day!

Refrain

“Now we see but a poor reflection, then we shall see face to face.” (1 Corinthians 13:12)

Written by: Connie Ruth Christiansen

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