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NEW AND EXPANDED CONTENT!
We have re-organized and expanded our SOWeR hymns and music page, not only making it more searchable but also adding much more information for our subscribers. Each hymn on our site now has its own web page,with text-only lyrics for use in bulletins and overhead projection, downloadable image files with words and music, lead sheets with guitar chords, as well as pdf files of full hymn scores from the ReClaim Hymnal.

This is a work in progress; it will take some time to complete all of the hymns. Be sure to check back as our online repertoire of music keeps growing!

Sola's Quickguide to Hymn Tunes: 
Check out this table that shows common hymn tunes you'll find on SOWeR's Hymns and Music page. 

Check out the printed versions:
ReClaim Hymnal Hardcover Pew Edition
ReClaim Hymnal Spiral-Bound Edition

I Saw Him in Childhood

Source:
Public Domain

Lead Sheet (PDF)

melody and chords for guitar and voice (full page)

Key of

Music Image (PNG)

melody and words as an image file to paste into bulletins (cropped)

Key of
Text: Vilhelm Parelius Birkedal
Music: Norwegian folk tune
Tune: Jeg Sa Ham Som Barn
LBW/WOV Hymn: #n/a
ReClaim/Sola Hymn: #259
Category: General;    Theme: Comfort
Scripture: Joshua 1:9

1 I saw him in childhood with eyes brightly beaming, 
In rays of the rainbow on mountaintops gleaming;
He fondly embraced me, my fancy befriending,
But veiled by the verdure the cross was impending.

2 I saw him in youth when all life was adorning
The flights of my spirit in glorious morning.
He beckoned my soul as the glow of his portal
Shed radiance and rapture on all that is moral.

3 I saw him in mid-life in holy decorum;
The sinner surrendered in judgment before him;
And trembling, my heart in contrition was burning,
As death terrors closed o'er my spirit in yearning.

4 'Twas then I beheld Him as merciful Savior
Whose cross lost offense and restored me to favor
Embracing my burden I found a reunioin:
The Savior and sinner once more in communion.

5 Again I shall see him when evening comes o'er me,
When daylight shall silently cadence before me.
And death o'er my vision dim shadows is casting,
O then I shall greet him in joy everlasting.