1 Uncertain how the way to find
Which to salvation led;
I listened long, with anxious mind,
To hear what others said.
2 When some of joys and comforts told
I feared that I was wrong;
For I was stupid, dead, and cold,
Had neither joy nor song.
3 The Lord my laboring heart relieved,
And made my burden light;
Then for a moment I believed,
Supposing all was right.
4 Of fierce temptations others talked,
Of anguish and dismay;
Thro’ what distresses they had walked,
Before they found the way.
5 Ah! then I thought my hopes were vain,
For I had lived at ease;
I wished for all my fears again,
To make me more like these.
6 I had my wish, the Lord disclosed
The evils of my heart;
And left my naked soul exposed
To Satan’s fiery dart.
7 Alas! "I now must give it up,"
I cried in deep despair;
How could I dream of drawing hope,
From what I cannot bear!
8 Again my Savior brought me aid,
And when He set me free,
"Trust simply on My word," He said,
"And leave the rest to Me."
|First Line:||Uncertain how the way to find|
|Title:||Uncertain How The Way To Find|
|Source:||Olney Hymns (London, W. Oliver, 1779), Book 3|
|Name:||I BRING MY ALL TO THEE|