Once a heart of stone now flesh
A gift bestowed on one You adore.
My emotions stir afresh
Into my heart Your love does pour.
For I know so well this darkness
That I give thanks for that which is Light.
Once trapped in a pit of hopelessness
I now soar to an unfathomed height.
It is here I kneel and surrender
where there is no pride or shame
my sin You bore on the cross
and my just punishment you claim.
Such love is wonder beyond wonder
such truth I cannot grasp
Your grace I can but ponder
your every mercy makes me gasp.
There are no words or songs
Of thanks for the freedom I now know
from the sin and from the wrongs
under whose weight I once bowed.
I nearly knelt before my enemy
Who accused and declared blame
But now I choose my own King
Whose sovereignty I proclaim.
For my name is written on His hands
and His on the tablet of my heart
and from one another
ne’er shall we part.