~Face To Face
pastor, his wife, and Grant Tullar had made their last call on the sick
one afternoon in 1898. They hurried to their home, wanting to have a bit
of supper together before going to an evangelistic meetings. Tullar was
assisting in those revival services.
their hurry to get supper on the table, someone failed to fill the jelly
dish. There was only a small bite left. The pastor and his wife knew
that Tullar was very fond of the jelly, so they both refused it.
the dish was passed toTullar, he exclaimed, “So this is all for me, is
the thought occurred to Tullar that “All for Me” was a good title
for a song.
placed the jelly dish back on the table and immediately excused himself,
went to the piano, and composed a melody and wrote several verses.
going to bed that evening, Tullar promised the pastor and his wife that
he would revise the work somewhat. He never did, because the next
morning the postman brought to him a letter from a lady, Mrs. Frank A.
Beck. Enclosed were several poems. After reading the very first poem, he
became suddenly aware that it exactly fitted the music that he had
written the night before and entitled “Face to Face.”
song has won the hearts of thousands of people around the world because
it so wonderfully speaks of our anticipation in seeing Christ one day,
face to face.
(1) Face to face with Christ my Savior,
Face to face-what will it be-
When with rapture I behold Him,
Jesus Christ who died for me?
(2) Face to face I shall behold Him,
Far beyond the starry sky;
Face to face in all His glory,
I shall see Him by and by!
(3) Only faintly now I see Him,
With the darkened veil between,
But a blessed day is coming
When His glory shall be seen.
(4) What rejoicing in His presence
When are banished grief and pain,
When the crooked ways are straightened
And the dark things shall be plain.
(5) Face to face! O blissful moment!
Face to face- to see and know;
Face to face with my Redeemer,
Jesus Christ who loves me so.