When I Look Into Your Face

When I look into Your Face,
Reassured of Your great grace;
Feel my spirit swell within,
Since you cleansed me from all sin,
There is deepest joy and peace
For You made the conflict cease.

When I looked into Your Face
Feeling shame and deep disgrace;
When admitting I'd done wrong,
That I'd lost my joyful song,
You told me not to be afraid,
And You hugged me as I prayed.

O Lord, keep me close to You,
With my conscience clear and true,
Still rejoicing in Your Light,
And accepted in Your sight,
Holy, through Your Spirit's grace -
So I CAN look in Your Face!

Honoria A. Groves

September 12, 2001