353. 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 sweet are all thy words and 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 sepulchre.

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

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First Line: Lord, I was blind! I could not see
Author: William Tidd Matson (1833-99)
Language: English
Publication Date: 1986
Topic: The gospel: Witness
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