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SAVED BY GRACE

June 6




SAVED BY GRACE
Fanny J. Crosby, 1820–1915
  And I—in righteousness I will see Your face; when I awake, I will be satisfied with seeing Your likeness. (Psalm 17:15)
  I am living for the moment when my Savior’s face I see—
  Oh, the thrill of that first meeting, when His glory shines on me!
  When His voice like sweetest music falls upon my waiting ear,
  And my name, amid the millions, from His precious lips I hear.
—Avis B. Christiansen

The anticipation of seeing her Savior’sface and praising Him for redeeming grace was a thrilling thought for blind Fanny Crosby to ponder, for the face of Christ as He opened the gate to heaven would be the first sight her eyes would ever behold. Written in 1891 when she was 71 years of age, “Some Day,” as Fanny titled the text, was prompted by the final words of a dying pastor friend: “If each of us is faithful to the grace, which is given us by Christ, that same grace which teaches us how to live will also teach us how to die.” Deeply moved by …