I’m looking on to what’s ahead,
I’m resting on what God has said,
I’m reaching for the prize before,
I’m striving for that happy shore.
I praise the Lord for what has been –
I thank Him for past help again,
I sing in hope of what He’ll do,
I find each day great joy anew.
I live today like it’s my last,
I seek to learn from what is past,
I plan the year like decades lie
Between today and home on high.
I fight the fight with all my strength,
I search love’s depth and height and length,
I die to self and live in Christ
To whom my all is sacrificed.
O Lord my God, I’ll go with you
Across the mighty ocean blue
Or stay at home if You are there –
To be with You is all my prayer.
So, call me forth or bid me stay,
But set my course from day to day
That I might know what I should do
And know that I am pleasing You.
Christina Joy Hommes