Tuesday, June 30, 2009

HOTM ~June

We have looked in faith to Christ,
Beholding God's atoning Lamb.
He for our sins was sacrificed,
Thus we, though dead, have been born again.

Jesus, Your beauty fills our eyes--
First looking, we were justified;
Now gazing deeper sanctifies,
Till face to face, we are glorified.

We still look each day to Christ
And by the unveiled view are changed.
The Spirit wields the Truth with might,
Conforming us to the Son unstained.

We will look one day on Christ
When He appears, triumphantly.
That blessed hope now purifies,
Till seeing Him, we like Him will be.
Your Beauty Fills Our Eyes was written by Chris Anderson and the tune was composed by Greg Habegger. I'm pretty sure it was written this year but the website wasn't clear on the exact date. Usually the HOTM is written by a deceased person but this one is written by a living person :-). Here is an excerpt from an overview of the meaning behind this hymn:
"This hymn celebrates the wondrous truth that each part of our salvation—justification, sanctification, and glorification—centers on the person and work of Jesus Christ. The three verses and they refrain allude to New Testament texts which teach that gazing on our Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, is the means of our salvation."
In Christ,

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