What’s wrong with this song? Musically, nothing. It’s musically magnificent: well-written, well-orchestrated, and well-sung by Wayne Watson and Sandi Patty.
What’s wrong with song is its lyrical emphasis on the future, to the neglect of the present. We are to seek Jesus’ glorious face in the present…not the future. Indeed, our future in heaven will be wonderful, but the kingdom of God is here and now. Behold now the Lamb of God (John 1:29) and, through that process, be transformed from your sinfulness into His righteousness (Matthew 1:21; Acts 3:26; 2 Corinthians 5:21).
If you do not behold Jesus’ face now in this world, you will not have the power to resist temptation and pursue God’s approval and glory. Don’t wait until after this life to live in His presence; do it now!
“Look unto Me and be ye saved” – Isaiah 45:22