I love You in my past

not because I am proud

of my deeds before I met You

but because You cleansed it

wiped it clean with redeeming blood

instead of shame I see a window

timeline dots marking Your entrance

I love You in my present

because every breath is You

no word of mine goes unheard

no tears fall apart from your sight

all my steps are marked out by You

it is impossible to leave You behind

as You shelter me from mighty storms

I love You in my forever

because Your arms still hold me fast

and I need never fear a moment

of separation from your wondrous love

an Everlasting Hand entwined in mine

Your heart is where my journey ends --

it ends safe at last, and Reality begins