The Story Behind Face to Face (With Christ My Savior)
Carrie Ellis Breck, who also wrote under the name of her husband as “Mrs. Frank A. Breck,” was a very proficient hymn and poem creator. It is estimated she wrote over twelve hundred hymns in her lifetime but few were as popular as the lyrics of “Face to Face.”
She worked with Grant Tullar to create many hymns in their time, Breck creating the lyrics in poem form and Tullar composing the music. After receiving a collection of poems from Carrie in 1898, the first one he read happened to be "Face to Face" and synchronously he had just written a new song that would fit perfectly with it.
An inspiration for the title came from 1 Corinthians 13:12, "For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face." This hymn has won the hearts of thousands of people around the world because it so wonderfully speaks of the anticipation of seeing Christ one day, face to face.
Popular Hymn Lyrics with Story and Meaning
Day by Day and With Each Passing Moment
Jesus Loves Me
What a Friend We Have in Jesus
Nearer My God to Thee
Abide with Me
His Eye is On the Sparrow
Be Thou My Vision
Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God Almighty