“Lord, I Was Blind!”

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.

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.

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.

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.

Lord, 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!

~ William Tidd Matson

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3 thoughts on ““Lord, I Was Blind!””

  1. Allelujia!

    Thank you so much for posting this poem. The author obviously understood the sovereign grace of God towards sinners!

    “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.”

    Beautiful.

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