Tears of Joy

When I behold Thy peerless face.

Beaming with love, O Lord.

What fear have I of earthly woe

Or of the frown of sorrow?

As the first ray of the dawning sun dispels the dark.

So too, Lord, when Thy blessed light

Bursts forth within the heart.

It scatters all our grief and pain with sweetest balm.

When on Thy love and grace I ponder,

In my heart’s deepest depths.

Tears of joy stream down my cheeks

beyond restraining.

Hail, Gracious Lord! Hail.

Gracious One! I shall proclaim Thy love.

May my life-breath depart from me as

I perform Thy works.