"One thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after… to behold the beauty of the LORD... Thy face, LORD, will I seek… Teach me Thy way, O LORD, and lead me in a plain path, because of mine enemies" (Psalm 27:4,8,11). "Evil men understand not judgment: but they that seek the LORD understand all things" (Proverbs 28:5). "If any man will come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me… For the Son of man shall… reward every man according to his works" (Matthew 16:24,27).
We find a joy that transcends duty
When we have sought our Savior's face,
As we behold His matchless beauty,
Astonished at His wondrous grace.
We find a path the Lord makes plain
When He's the One we've sought to please,
That Christ within our hearts may reign
As He subdues our enemies.
God shows the way that He has planned;
He shines His Word upon our path,
And gratefully we understand
That He delivered us from wrath.
O Lord, the path is plain for us:
Take up the cross with self denial
And follow You. How glorious!
The prize before us is Your smile!