When This Passing World Is Done

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Music by Matt Foreman; Words by Robert Murray McCheyne (1837)
©2014 Matt Foreman Music

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1. When this passing world is done,
When has sunk yon glaring sun,
When we stand with Christ in glory,
Looking o’er life’s finished story,
Then, Lord, shall I fully know—
Not till then—how much I owe.

2. When I hear the wicked call,
On the rocks and hills to fall,
When I see them start and shrink
On the fiery deluge brink,
Then, Lord, shall I fully know—
Not till then—how much I owe.

[Chorus]
Chosen not for good in me,
Wakened 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.

3. 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.

4. 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.

[Chorus]
Chosen not for good in me,
Wakened 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.

Oft I walked beneath the cloud
dark as midnight’s gloomy shroud
but when fear is at the height
Jesus comes and all is light
Blessed Jesus bid me show
doubting saints how much I owe
Blessed Jesus bid me show
by my love how much I owe.

credits

from Ekklesia Hymns: Vol​.​1, released December 1, 2015
Produced by Grant Birchard and Matt Foreman for New Destiny Productions, Philadelphia, PA USA and Matt Foreman Productions
Engineered, Mixed and Mastered by Grant Birchard
Recorded at Forge Recording Studios in Oreland PA and Faith Reformed Baptist Church in Media, PA
CD Artwork by: Joshua Rex Austin

Lead vocal, Piano & Acoustic Guitar: Matt Foreman
Backing vocals: Larisa Forest & Jenn LaValley
Drums and Percussion: Wesley Rast
Bass: Madison Rast
Choir vocals: Bette Ferris, Kathy DiMarino, David DiMarino, Grant Birchard, Karen Dalby, Gabi Tanis

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Matt Foreman Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Matt Foreman is the lead pastor of Faith Church in Media, PA, but also leads and writes music for worship. He has been influenced over the years by the Modern Hymn Movement and desires to bring the timeless truths of the old hymn texts to the modern day. ... more

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