You wake with us each morning,
And join us when we pray.
You go with us into the world,
And serve with us each day.
You laugh with us in good times,
And sigh when we are lame.
You bow your head when we have sinned,
And burn with us, in shame.
You sit with us in darkness,
And watch with us at night.
You suffer when we’re full of dread,
And wait with us for light.
You stay with us in danger,
And shed tears when we weep.
You share our pain when we despair,
And mourn with us in grief.
You comfort us in sickness,
And help us face death’s rod;
Then walk with us through heaven’s gate –
And gaze with us on God.
In all their suffering he also suffered (Isaiah 63:9; NLT).
Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me (Psalm 23:4; KJV).
Enter his gates with thanksgiving (Psalm 100:4; NLT).
Now we see in a mirror, indirectly, but then we will see face to face (1 Corinthians 13:12; NET).
We all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image (2 Colossians 3:18; NIV).
One thing I ask of the Lord, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the Lord and to seek him in his temple (Psalm 27:4; NIV).