Altamont Reformed Church

November 21, 2021

Christ the King Sunday

Sermon by Rev. Matthew J. van Maastricht
Scripture Text: Isaiah 9:1-7

Choir Anthem: "To Behold Thee"

 

From weariness of sin I turn at last, O Lord to Thee,
My eyes and heart grown dim from looking on vanity.
I venture toward Thy radiance then, compelled to come by grace,
and in the pages of Thy Word behold Thy lovely face.

Face of glory, turned up on me, I cannot but Thee adore.
To behold Thee, O my Savior, is to love Thee more and more.

Each grace in all its fullness on Thy countenance I see.
Great tenderness of mercy, blazing light of purity.
Thine eyes are wells of love and wisdom, settled peace Thy brow,
before the whole of perfect beauty, I in worship bow.

When someday I before Thee stand, a debtor to Thy grace,
and gaze with heaven’s eyes upon the brightness of Thy face,
transformed into Thy likeness, all my sins thrust far away,
with millions of redeemed ones, I will lift my voice and say:

Face of glory, turned up on me, I cannot but Thee adore.
To behold Thee, O my Savior, is to love Thee more and more.