Naked honesty of truth,
Transparent before the Lord of Heaven and Earth
Every desire exposed explicitly
Every appetite of body and soul made totally known,
All before the righteous Judge
Each person held accountable for every word spoken
For every thought embraced, every motive of the will.
We all stand on common ground as humans
Shoulder to shoulder as creatures
Bare feet pointed straight ahead, completely unclothed
Eyes look forward with nothing hidden;
Our knowledge of the dust
What we are made of,
Knowledge of the constant holy gaze from Heaven
Purest eyes that penetrate infinity
Beyond our imagination, our ability and grasp,
Invisible beings all about us.
As a remnant, some know the Source of our creation,
We who join to our destiny in Messiah
Step by step, day by day,
Person by person, prayer by prayer,
Each sheep counted, recorded by name, each act, each deed,
Flock added to flock from across the varied fields and nations.
Everyone stumbles at times
But too few reach up and clutch the hand of mercy
Always extended each step, each and every day
Until we stand in final safety,
The ark of salvation a glow about us,
Mark of the Cross, mark of our new name
Seal of everlasting joy on open display in endless celebration!