Groping, bound in darkness we
Arriving in the world.
A son of death, and cursed is me,
Deep in sin I hurled.
Gone astray, apart from Thee,
Fulfilling each desire.
Known by God, a sinner be,
As a thief, a murderer, and a liar.
Sick with sin, til death are we;
Unable to overcome.
Helpless, hopeless, too blind to see
Our need, our heart, His love.
Justice, wrath, and death the fee
For all that I have done.
Mercy, grace undeserved from Thee,
But in Christ the victory won.
Bursting forth in glorious day,
Mine eyes began to perceive.
The Spirit working through the Word
Brought new life to me.
My heart was changed, by His blood;
Hung on the cross was He.
Christ paid my debt, which sin incurred,
By death He set me free.
In my place, condemned He stood;
Substitution is the key.
Transformed by grace, being sanctified,
Now from sin I flee.
The future holds an inheritance
To wondrous to foresee.
Salvation is of the Lord alone,
Forever will be my plea.