Will I have eyes to gaze on God,
may I feast with all his saints?
At his judgment will I stand,
rest within his sacred gates?
Not if I approve of folly,
or with irreligion play,
speak as those who scorn my God,
with liars make my way.
For God beholds the paths of men:
righteous men he warmly knows;
those who make their way profane
make themselves Jehovah’s foes.
I will reverence God’s name,
hate lying, theft, and strife;
sacrilege and lust abhor;
honor those who gave me life.
In whole then, I will worship God,
true affection offering –
Jesus Christ will grant me this,
all my hope safe-harboring.
Then when I’ve learned heaven’s ways
walking them by faith, while blind,
I shall travel there to walk
the ways of God in a new kind.