Oh, to gaze with your eyes at all eternity
to see from beginning to end
to view the past, the present and the future
what is it like for you, Lord God
to see all you have created
to look upon it all, which you decreed to be good?
Do you see goodness, justice, righteousness carried out in your dominions?
Do you see beauty, wonder, glory throughout the countries?
Do you see compassion, mercy, love in the people of earth?
Oh, to gaze with your eyes at all eternity.
Who are we that we should even think to ask that?
We one of your creatures, yet made in your image?
As we gather here, assist us to catch just a glimpse of the glory of eternity as you see it
help us to catch just a glimpse of the beauty of the world as you see it
aid us to catch a peek at the love you hold us and all your children in
that in our songs, in our prayers, in our meditation on you Word our worship may be holy and true
acceptable in your sight, our Heavenly King
Christ our King
humbly, we bow before you
knowing we have fallen on the way
drifted from the path you call us on
for we have sinned in thought word and deed
in what we have done and what we have failed to do
in hurtful words spoken and kind words withheld
may we know we are forgiven through your redeeming love
that we may be set back onto to the paths of righteousness for your own dear sake