That saved a wretch like me!
I once was lost, but now am found;
Was blind, but now I see.
And grace my fears relieved;
How precious did that grace appear
The hour I first believed.
I have already come;
’Tis grace hath brought me safe thus far,
And grace will lead me home.
His Word my hope secures;
He will my Shield and Portion be,
As long as life endures.
And mortal life shall cease,
I shall possess, within the veil,
A life of joy and peace.
The sun forbear to shine;
But God, who called me here below,
Will be forever mine.
Bright shining as the sun,
We’ve no less days to sing God’s praise
Than when we’d first begun.