555. Lord, I Was Blind: I Could Not See

1 Lord, I was blind: I could not see
in thy marred visage any grace;
but now the beauty of thy face
in radiant vision dawns on me.

2 Lord, I was deaf: I could not hear
the thrilling music of thy voice;
but now I hear thee and rejoice,
and all thine uttered words are dear.

3 Lord, I was dumb: I could not speak
the grace and glory of thy name;
but now, as touched with living flame,
my lips thine eager praises wake.

4 Lord, I was dead: I could not stir
my lifeless soul to come to thee;
but now, since thou hast quickened me,
I rise from sin's dark sepulcher.

5 Lord, thou hast made the bind to see,
the deaf to hear, the dumb to speak,
the dead to live; and lo, I break
the chains of my captivity!

Text Information
First Line: Lord, I was blind: I could not see
Title: Lord, I Was Blind: I Could Not See
Author: William T. Matson, 1833-1899
Publication Date: 1990
Meter: L.M.
Scripture: Luke 4:16-21; Ephesians 2:1
Topic: The Christian Life: Forgiveness of Sins; Man: Depravity of
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: BODMIN
Composer: Alfred Scott-Gatty, 1847-1918
Meter: L.M.
Key: A♭ Major



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