I then shall live as one…

I can’t say we are big Gaither fans but I am very impessed by Gloria Gaither.  Everytime I’ve heard her interviewed I’m struck with the wisdom she shares and how articulate she is.  As a poet – or a writer of many lyrics she does have a way with words.

We heard this the other night on the television and I was moved by the words.  Simple yet profound and of course the tune is powerful.





I then shall live as one who’s been forgiven;
I’ll walk with joy to know my debts are paid.
I know my name is clear before my Father;
I am His child, and I am not afraid.
So greatly pardoned, I’ll forgive another;
The law of love I gladly will obey.

I then shall live as one who’s learned compassion;
I’ve been so loved that I’ll risk loving, too.
I know how fear builds walls instead of bridges;
I dare to see another’s point of view.
And when relationships demand commitment,
Then I’ll be there to care and follow through.

Your kingdom come around and through and in me,
Your power and glory, let them shine thru me.
Your Hallowed Name O may I bear with honor,
And may Your living Kingdom come in me.
The Bread of Life, O may I share with honor,
And may You feed a hungry world thru me.
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