"I am living for the moment, when my Savior's face I see -
Oh the thrill of that first meeting, when His glory shines on me!
When His voice like sweetest music falls upon my waiting ear,
And my name, amid the millions, from His precious lips I hear."
- Avis B. Christiansen -
The anticipation of seeing her Savior's face
and praising Him for redeeming grace
was a thrilling thought for blind Fanny Crosby to ponder,
for the face of Christ would be the first sight her eyes would ever behold.
She wrote this beloved hymn, 'Saved By Grace',
in 1891 when she was seventy-one years of age.
Saved By Grace
Some day the silver chord will break,
and I no more as now shall sing;
but O the joy when I shall wake within the palace of the King!
Some day my earthy house will fall -
I cannot tell how soon 'twill be;
but this I know - my All in All has now a place in heav'n for me.
Some day, when fades the golden sun
beneath the rosy-tinted west,
my blessed Lord will say, "Well done!" and I shall enter into rest.
Some day - till then I'll watch and wait,
my lamp all trimmed and burning bright,
that when my Savior opens the gate, my soul to Him may take its flight.
And I shall see Him face to face,
and tell the story: saved by grace;
and I shall see Him face to face,
and tell the story; saved by grace.
I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness."
- Psalm 17:15 -
Have a blessed Lord's Day!