This song was recorded by the Gaither Vocal Band (GVB)… included on their album, Give It Away.
The Gaither Vocal Band is an American southern gospel vocal group, named after its founder and leader Bill Gaither. Although the group started out recording contemporary Christian music in the 1980s, it became known for southern gospel after the popularity of the Gaither Homecoming videos.
The lineup of the band changes often, with artists leaving to work on solo careers, and new and old ones coming to replace them. Besides Bill Gaither, singers with the longest tenure in the band include Guy Penrod (1995–2008), Mark Lowry (1988–2002, 2009–13), Michael English (1985–94, 2009–13), David Phelps (1997–2005, 2009–17) and Wes Hampton (2005–present).
The band has released 29 albums (not including compilations), at least 19 of which have charted. The band has also released 10 DVDs, which feature many other Christian artists as well. The Gaither Vocal Band has been honored with two Grammys and 17 Dove Awards.
This album’s roster of the GVB was Wes Hampton – tenor; Guy Penrod – lead;
Marshall Hall – baritone; and Bill Gaither – bass.
This song strips away all the difficulties of life to it’s barest truth; a person who confesses his or her sins and asks for forgiveness is a child forgiven!
Bible Reference… Psalm 32:5; Matthew 26:28; Acts 2:38; Ephesians 1:7;
Colossians 2:13; Hebrews 8:12; 1John 1:9; 2:12
I thought I had my bases covered; my destiny was in control,
but I could see I’d never reach perfection the day I hit a slick spot in the road.
And, after that, I thought my life was over, but Jesus had a different point of view.
All I did was confess and Jesus did the rest.
Thank God I’ve been released and made brand new.
You’re looking at a child forgiven! You’re looking at a soul set free!
You’re looking at a pardoned prisoner who’s walking now in liberty!
I’m standing here because of wondrous grace; my sins are in the deepest sea. He washed me clean, somehow, ‘cause what you’re seeing now
is happy, happy child set free.
Now, what you see is not a perfect person; what you see is not a spotless soul.
What you see is someone that was broken until the hand of Jesus made me whole.
Now, what you see is not a finished product,
and what you see might sometimes miss the mark.
But, I know my Father’s eyes sees only His sweet prize;
the perfect, holy children that we are. (CHORUS)