Before His Eye

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1. Faces covered, wings resplendent,
Seraphim before Him bow!
Angels tremble, martyrs weep,
and saints perfected praise Him now!
Holy is the angels’ Maker,
He who spread His stars in the skies.
Holy is the Judge of Creation,
all lies bare before His eyes!

2. Woe is me, for I am ruined!
For my eyes have seen the King!
Robed in righteousness, and holy:
Hear the Voice of Judgment ring!
All unclean, my lips, my spirit,
vile and foul in all I do!
All corrupt, my heart within me,
wretched, wicked through and through!

3. Every hope I must abandon!
Guilty, I await His stroke.
Now must come His righteous sentence:
Wait! A Bright Form parts the smoke!
Bleeding feet stride through the temple!
Christ approaches, weeping love!
Wounded hands remove my filthiness,
God’s caress in every move.

4. Freely righteous! Full atonement!
Justified, from sin set free!
By the Word of God the Father,
I’m declared as pure as HE!
At the Cross, His wounds acquit me!
Fatal wounds proclaim His praise!
And the Empty Tomb sings His glories:
Justice is assuaged by Grace!

Author: Neil Barham

Neil grew up in Lou­i­si­a­na and has lived all over the south­ern Unit­ed States. He was trained as a Pres­by­ter­i­an pas­tor and served as a teach­er in Chris­tian schools in Georg­ia, Ten­nes­see, and Lou­i­si­a­na. As of 2005, he lived in Mi­a­mi, Flor­i­da, where he, his wife Ju­lie, and his child­ren Han­nah, Seth, and Le­ah were mem­bers of the Ken­dall Pres­by­ter­i­an Church. Neil be­gan writ­ing hymns to com­bat spir­it­u­al de­press­ion.  Go to person page >

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First Line: Faces covered, wings resplendent
Title: Before His Eye
Author: Neil Barham (2005)
Meter: D
Language: English
Notes: Alternate tune: HYFRYDOL, Rowland H. Prichard, 1830
Copyright: © 2005 Neil Barham. These lyrics may be freely reproduced or published for Christian worship, providedthey are not altered, and this notice is on each copy. All other rights reserved.


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