My soul in darkness, death and sin,
Was lost and all undone:
I did not know my lost estate;
I could not see God's Son.
But God, in grace and pow'r Divine,
Stepped in to save my soul:
His gracious purpose has prevailed,
And He has made me whole.
My heart defied God's holy law,
Refusing to be ruled:
I would not hear the gospel's call-
This heart would not be wooed.
God would not lose His chosen one,
The soul redeemed by blood:
His Spirit broke into my heart,
And then I understood.
"But God! "-What blessed words of grace!
He broke my stubborn will:
Throughout the great eternal age
I'll chant His praises still.
(Tune: I Want a Principle Within)
Common Meter Double 86.86.D