Once a godless, hardened people
With our darkened hearts,
All our senses dulled and helpless,
Pierced by pleasure's pois'ning darts.
But the Source of heaven's brightness,
Hellish pow'rs destroyed,
Gave us life to know your goodness,
And Your everlasting joys.
Once alone we were as strangers
With no friends to care,
Could not carry, could not bury
All the weight of our despair.
But adopted as Your children,
Now we have a home,
You will carry us forever,
We will never be alone.
Once we had no hope, no future;
Bitter days were spent,
Fearing dangers, pain and judgement,
Never were our hearts content.
But the Bridegroom, our Redeemer
Came upon the scene,
With His mighty strength and comfort
Shelters us beneath his wing.
Where You lead me, I will follow,
Ever pressing on.
Your own people are my people;
You are God, my only God.
Trusting, I will work Your harvest;
I have understood,
You are causing all to happen
For your glory and my good.
Words: Ruth Gregornik; Music: Erik Dewar
© 2016 Glory & Gladness Music (ASCAP),
Ruth Gregornik (ASCAP), All rights reserved
CCLI Song #7112395