I Saw Christ in You

I heard him when you spoke
words of truth and grace
I sensed his presence when
I came into this place
I felt him near me
When with calm you prayed
And when I was in need
You drew near and stayed
I saw you laugh and heard
you praise  and sing
I saw you freely give,
and not expect a thing.
I saw you bow in worship,
and then rise to stand
You first touched heaven
Then took the needy by the hand
Nor had you only pious talk
of things so high above
You had more, your work,
your walk, your love.

I praise you not for numbers,
They were not great but few,
There was something far more special,
I saw Christ in you.

Ingimar DeRidder