The outward portion in life shines
But the inward shines more beautiful,
Clothes put on today
Are taken off tomorrow
A smile becomes a frown
Becomes a smile, then a frown again,
Surface gladness, surface emotions
Superficial joys that come and go.
Yet, from the new Kingdom planted within a soul’s spirit
True joy springs forth
Gift of life from above
Lasting peace and assurance where there once was none
Spirit wealth in the face of the world’s poverty
Much more than an easy smile
More than a day’s self-satisfaction.
The Holy Spirit cleanses what man cannot touch,
Makes pure and very bright
The Light of truth that flows from Heaven
A portion of the same for each new heart,
Rebirth a baptism of eternal pleasure.
What the hands of man have made
What the wills of men and women can do,
Remain nothing but earth based effort bound to this earth,
The Holy Spirit of Messiah alone can powerfully raise up
His Spirit lifts to unimagined heights, even to Mount Zion;
Spirit of Messiah indwells freely another human reborn
Destined, in His image, very brightly made
Very bright indeed.