If Not For Mercy and Grace

I’ve been guilty in the past
Of judging covers on the books that crossed my path
Forming opinions on appearances alone
Before a page was read, before a heart was known

If not for mercy and grace where would I be
Could my worldly eyes, ever truly see
Could I love all and know such peace
If not for the mercy and grace God’s given me

I’ve been spending lots of time
Thinking ‘bout the work, God’s done in my life
He looked beyond the faults that all could clearly see
And chose to focus on what he could make of me