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When I shall reach the more excellent glory
And all my trials are past
I shall behold Him, O wonderful story!
I shall be like Him at last

We shall not wait till the glorious dawning
Breaks on the vision so fair
Now we may welcome the heavenly morning
Now we His image may bear

More and more like Him: repeat the blest story
Over and over again
Changed by His Spirit from glory to glory
I shall be satisfied then

I shall be like Him, I shall be like Him
And in His beauty shall shine
I shall be like Him, wond'rously like Him
Jesus, my Savior divine
 
William Anson Spencer was born this date, 9/6/1840 at Rock Island, IL.  He served several Meth­od­ist Epis­co­pal Church­es in the Rock Ri­ver Con­fer­ence.  His daugh­ter Cla­ris­sa Spen­cer also wrote hymns.  Spencer also wrote “The Songs of the Reaper.”  He died 9/25/1901 at Phil­a­del­phia, PA.
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