Hope Shimmers Like The Sea
My soul cries out in joy to my God, The deliverer of my soul And the provider of all my soul’s longings!
‘Tis a day of blessed peace! ‘Tis a day of achieving goals That souls like mine don’t often dream of achieving.
I’ve set a course, and God puts me to task. I climb aboard, we raise the mast, And off we sail the wide open seas! Who knows what God has in store for me?
It’s a joy to think about! And it’s a joy to live! For too long I’ve been tied down by ropes That dashes all my hopes, Leaving me tripping and carelessly falling to my end.
I’d tried to say I was okay – I tried to remain strong – But really, my efforts were far short And altogether wrong.
I shudder to think of the days I was bound – Bound by my sin, Bound by simple laziness, Bound by fear of the unknown –
But now I am known by the One Who knows me inside-out and backwards. I’m aboard His ship, And we are sailing forwards!
There’s no use in looking back When the past will only haunt you. It’s eyes to the horizon, Where my hope is deep and blue.
Ooh! To know You, God. Wow. It leaves me in awe. You take the worst in me, And somehow You make it strong!
I guess that way there’s no question Who’s the one to blame. So, all my days I will praise You And give credit to Your Name.