Oh the soul’s long self-dismay
From the guilt and bitter shame
With lifted eyes toward the cross
And to Him who paid the cost
Feel forgiveness by the name
Jesus Christ the Lord has saved
And redeemed you from your chains
Lifted dead men from their graves-
So rest eternal in His care
Grace unmerited is there.
Awesome, mighty, just and kind
King of Kings, God of my life.
Forgive me for those foolish thoughts-
Ideas which leave me paralyzed
Forget all of my broken faults
that come and steal away my time
Conceal me from temptation’s taunts
or guide me though it’s mines
Then find me if at last I fall-
Restore my soul and mind.
I saw a broken soul
Yearning to be whole
While by his side there stood a fool
Who wished to be annulled.
I witnessed grace unmerited
Life and love the benefits
And also sins dark heritage
While critics shouted rhetoric
I’ve seen more than I asked to see
I’ve lived more than I wished to live
I’ve been more than I wished to be
I’ve lost more than I thought to give.