1 We heard Christ's word, and looking back
recalled the road behind us;
at every turning of the track
he came to seek and find us.

2 We searched our hearts and looked within
and cried to God to cleanse us;
we found the One who bore our sin
now lives, and still befriends us.

3 We raised our eyes to look above
and praised the mighty Giver
for every blessing of his love,
and words that last for ever.

4 So now in hope we look ahead
where earth's new dawn is breaking;
for Christ is coming, as he said,
and heaven is in the making.

Christopher Idle
© Christopher Idle/Jubilate Hymns Ltd
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