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 Once it was the Blessing

Once it was the Blessing - by AB Simpson

Once it was the blessing,
Now it is the Lord;
Once it was the feeling,
Now it is His Word;
Once His gift I wanted,
Now, the Giver own;
Once I sought for healing,
Now Himself alone.

* All in all forever,
Only Christ I'll sing;
Everything is in Christ,
And Christ is everything.

2. Once 'twas painful trying,
Now 'tis perfect trust;
Once a half salvation,
Now the uttermost;
Once 'twas ceaseless holding,
Now He holds me fast;
Once 'twas constant drifting,
Now my anchor's cast.

3. Once 'twas busy planning,
Now 'tis trustful prayer;
Once 'twas anxious caring,
Now He has the care;
Once 'twas what I wanted,
Now what Jesus says;
Once 'twas constant asking,
Now 'tis ceaseless praise.

4. Once it was my working,
His it hence shall be;
Once I tried to use Him,
Now He uses me;
Once the pow'r I wanted,
Now the Mighty One;
Once for self I labored,
Now for Him alone.

5. Once I hoped in Jesus,
Now I know He's mine;
Once my lamps were dying,
Now they brightly shine;
Once for death I waited,
Now His coming hail;
And my hopes are anchored
Safe within the veil.


 2009/8/22 7:25Profile

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"Pilgrim and Sojourner." - 1 Peter 2:11

 Re: Once it was the Blessing

Amen! this has been the meditation of my heart in the last 4 days here in cape breton.

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 2009/8/22 12:52Profile

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Posts: 132

 Re: Once it was the Blessing

Thank you so much. I cannot tell you how grateful I am that you posted this hymn. It speaks volumes to my soul and helps to express my heart.

 2009/8/22 14:51Profile

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this has been used to bless me [i]so much.[/i]
thank you, and i thank God for this.

 2009/8/24 22:28Profile

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This hymn helps re-focuses me and reminds me that
Christ is my all in all. He is my satisfaction.



 2009/8/29 21:54Profile

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