Hast Thou Heard Him, Seen Him, Known Him?

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After being "captivated by the beauty" of the Indelible Grace tune (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bIrURZ389oo) (pun intended), I went straight to Hymnary to find this Hymn, and was dismayed that we didn't have it!

I was able to find the text on https://www.hymnal.net/en/hymn/h/437, Here are a few verses

Hast thou heard Him, seen Him, known Him?
  Is not thine a captured heart?
Chief among ten thousand own Him;
  Joyful choose the better part.

Ch: Captivated by His beauty,
Worthy tribute haste to bring;
Let His peerless worth constrain thee,
  Crown Him now unrivaled King.

What has stripped the seeming beauty
  From the idols of the earth?
Not a sense of right or duty,
  But the sight of peerless worth.

’Tis that look that melted Peter,
  ’Tis that face that Stephen saw,
’Tis that heart that wept with Mary,
  Can alone from idols draw:

How would I add this text to Hymnary if no hymnal on Hymnary has it?



We do not have a good way to add an individual hymn to Hymnary. A hymnal that has the hymn in it could be added.

The author, Ora Rowan, is not in the database, but the tune is by William Kirkpatrick, and I'm surprised it's not in here somewhere. It's old (Rowan died I think in 1879), definitely PD.

The tune used on hymnal.net is "Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus"


It's in the electronic hymnal at https://www.stempublishing.com/

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