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Posted:  13 Feb 2008 04:13
My memory of the lyrics are a bit faulty, as I haven't heard this song in about 35 years.

The first verse goes something like this, although this is the part that I may have really really wrong:

If I never walk upon those streets of purest gold
If I never sit beside the crystal sea
If I never see that mansion prepared to be my final home
I want to see Jesus cause He died for me.

Chorus (which I think is probably reasonably accurate):

To look into the eyes of mercy that watched over me when I strayed
I want to see those nail-scarred hands that gently brushed my tears away
I'll thank Him for each drop of blood He shed at Calvary
I want to see Jesus cause he died for me.
Posted:  17 Feb 2008 02:27
The second verse goes something like this though there is one section I cannot remember (I hope this helps):

If I don't see those walls of jasper those twelve gates of pearly white,
If I don't sit beneath the tree of life.
________________________  I'll bow beneath thos nail scarred feet,
I want to see Jesus cause he died for me.
Posted:  17 Feb 2008 20:32
This is a song I heard when I was very young.  A local group sang it.
I think these are the words:

I Want to See Jesus Cause He Died For Me

If I never walk upon those streets of purest gold,
If I never sit beside that crystal sea,
If I never see that mansion prepared to be my final home,
I want to see Jesus cause He died for me.

CHORUS

To look into those eyes of mercy that watched o'er me when even I strayed,
I want to feel those nail-scarred hands that gently brushed my tears away.
To thank Him for each drop of blood that flowed from Calvary,
I want to see Jesus cause He died for me.

If I don't see those walls of japser those twelve gates of pearly white,
If I don't sit beneath the tree of life.
If I'm permitted but to enter I'll bow beneath those nail-scarred feet,
I want to see Jesus cause He died for me.
Posted:  23 Feb 2008 02:44
Thank you thank you thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted:  17 Apr 2008 21:31
Okay, For the life of me, I cannot find the information of who wrote this very song.  Can anyone help?
Posted:  25 May 2008 21:23
Does anyone know who wrote this song?
Posted:  25 May 2008 21:53
I am told that a man named Billy Smith from  up around Horn Lake,Ms. is
  the one that possible wrote this song.  He and his sons had a group
  many years ago,I think called the Spiritual  Echoes.
Posted:  25 May 2008 21:53
I am told that a man named Billy Smith from  up around Horn Lake,Ms. is
  the one that possible wrote this song.  He and his sons had a group
  many years ago,I think called the Spiritual  Echoes.
Posted:  19 Nov 2008 05:46
I  Want To See Jesus was written by Billy Dale Sexton who sang with the Dixie Echoes out of Fla. in the Seventies... It was on of there top songs. You can go to BillyDaleSexton.com
Posted:  30 Dec 2008 03:40
The Chordsmen Quartet sang this song in 1975 featuring thier tenor singer Greg Harrison.. The Chordsmen was headed up by Bobby Raynor out of Fayetteville, N.C. Great Group.. Michael Sykes also came out this group a few years later..
RTB
Posted:  11 Jul 2009 00:24
Judy Jacobs and her sisters sang this when she was at Lee College. I think you might find it on one of her ole albums.  THey came and sang it at youth camp in 1974 I think.
Posted:  14 Jul 2009 06:40
Billy Dale Sexton wrote and sang the song.
Posted:  06 Sep 2009 08:17
Yes, Billy Dale Sexton did write and sing the song with the Dixie Echoes. I have the album....  I also heard him sing it many times.... All night singing in Tupelo, MS
Vinyl, .....
Posted:  31 Mar 2010 16:40
i want to thank you about the information  of jesus christ who died for me and my sins.I love him and i always prays his name.
Posted:  20 Jun 2010 06:49
I know the person who wrote these words was someone connected to or  travelled with the Singing Hemphills  from Peduca Ky. :::Hoogstra from London .On.Ca
Posted:  26 Aug 2010 23:00
Here is this song as I learned it from a local group The Silvertones

If I never walk upon those streets of purest gold,
If I never sit beside the crystal sea,
If I never see that mansion prepared to be my final home,
I want to see Jesus, 'cause He died for me.

(Chorus)
To look into those eyes of mercy, that watch o'er me when I stray,
I want to feel those nail scarred hands, that gently brushed my tears away.
I want to thank Him for each drop of precious blood
that flowed from Calvary,
I want to see Jesus, 'cause He died for me.

If I never see those walls of jasper, those twelve gates of pearly white,
If I never sit beneath the tree of life,
But if I'm permitted but to enter, I'll fall beneath those nail-scarred feet,
I want to see Jesus, 'cause He died for me.

(Chorus)
To look into those eyes of mercy, that watch o'er me when I stray,
I want to feel those nail scarred hands, that gently brushed my tears away.
I want to thank Him for each drop of precious blood
that flowed from Calvary,
I want to see Jesus, 'cause He died for me.

I want to see Jesus, 'cause He died for me.
Posted:  11 Aug 2011 02:48
What is the name of the song....I saw Isaac and Jacob..........but I said...I want to see Jesus cause he died for me?
Posted:  27 Dec 2011 05:47
I would like to get a sound track for this song I want to see Jesus. My email George.brannam@comcast.net
Posted:  27 Feb 2012 06:06
google   I Bowed On My Knees

I dreamed of a city called heaven, so bright and so fair, As I entered the gates I cried holy The angels all welcomed me there, The carried me from mansion to mansion, and oh what a sight I saw but I said I want to see Jesus, He's the one who died for us all.

(Choir) I BOWED ON MY KNEES AND CRIED HOLY
HOLY, HO, O, OLY, HOLY
I CLAPPED MY HANDS AND SAID GLORY
GLORY TO THE SON OF GOD, GLORY TO THE SON OF GOD, (Modulate)

As I entered the gates of that city, all my loved ones knew me well, as we walked down the street that they call glory, all the sights were too many to tell, I saw Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, I talked with Mark, and Timothy, but I said I still want to see Jesus, He's the one who died for me (Chorus)
(2nd time) Glory to the so on of God x 3 (Music Break) (Drive) Glory

hmmm ain't no harm to moan, I want to take some time out to say glory, Lord you've been better to me than I've been to myself, that's why I want to say glory, Lord I really really love you,that's why I want to take out some time to say Glory, Glory Hallelujah is the highest praise, Glory is the name of the Lord Jesus, Lord You are so holy, Glory, Yes to your will, yes to your way, glory, glory.
Posted:  28 Feb 2012 11:33
Here it is on youtube.com
by the dixie echos. it is just as beautiful today as it was back then.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2hp_G2xGrw
Posted:  21 Jun 2012 22:25
I bowed on my knees- the Gaithers

I want to see Jesus-the Catheidrals
Posted:  31 Jul 2012 08:08
the Down East Boys also recorded, I want to see Jesus. it is on one of their cds back from I think 2008 and I listen to it quite often.
Posted:  20 Apr 2013 04:32
The Inmans from Memphis, TN, recorded this song in about 1981, on their Visions of Home album.
Posted:  19 Jul 2013 01:25
If you want the song just reply and i will contact Dale for you. He is my cousin and lives in my hometown.
Posted:  11 Jan 2014 17:48
these song are soms great song
Posted:  07 Mar 2014 18:07
I am cousin to the singer and song writer of the song I wanna see Jesus cause he died for me. Name Billy Dale Sexton and in Dove Hall of Fame for this song.. He still lives here in our home town. I can tell him if any want to get in touch with him.
Posted:  07 Mar 2014 18:08
My email is liwhit50@yahoo.com if want to get in touch with Billy Dale Sexton.
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