I Thought; But I Was Wrong Ė Don Fortner
(Tune: #39 ďThis Is My Fatherís World -- SMD† )
Things are not as I thought, Before I knew the Lord,
With sinners loved, redeemed, and brought
To faith in Christ the Lord.
I thought my inward sin Would quickly disappear,
That all those lusts of flesh obscene,
Would cause me no more care.
I thought that faith and love, And grace would be so strong,
That I would rise and live above.
All that I knew was wrong.
I thought that I would pray And read Godís Word with ease,
That Satanís roars would cease the day
I met the Prince of Peace.
All that I thought was wrong! Instead of ease I know
A constant warfare, raging strong,
That ever brings me low.
So to Godís throne I go, A sinner seeking grace,
And bathing in the Fount that flows
From there I find my peace!
When Satan roars and points To all I know I am,
Faith, with a joyful finger points
To Christ the risen Lamb!
My only hope is grace From God Who canít repent,
In Christ, ďThe Lord our Righteousness,Ē
On Whom Godís wrath was spent!