True Glory

Once I was wise in my own eyes

And I had all I needed

Always strong to carry on

With my own mind to lead me

But I was blind and I was weak

In darkness deep inside

Until your truth like sun broke through

My vain and foolish pride

So now I glory, glory

Only in that I know you

Knowing you alone are holy

Yet you know and love me too

Full of kindness, full of justice

Always doing what is right

You are all I ever needed

And you fill me full of light

Come and show me, show me

Show me how to live for you

In your mercy and forgiveness

Show me now what I should do

And I will glory, glory

As I understand your ways

Knowing you alone are holy

How I love to give you praise

I will seek you when the darkness

Falls upon my needy soul

For you know me so completely

And you want to make me whole

For you are holy, holy

And yet you consider me

I will fall upon your mercy

As your love falls over me

In you I glory, glory

Knowing you is my delight

I will glory that I know you

For you are the Lord of light

[But let him who glories glory in this,

That he understands and knows Me,

That I am the LORD, exercising lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness in the earth.

For in these I delight,” says the LORD. Jeremiah 9:24]

Vic Lortz, 5/2003