523. Because I Knew Not When My Life Was Good

1. Because I knew not when my life was good,
And when there was a light upon my path,
But turned my soul perversely to the dark,
O Lord, I do repent.

2. Because I held upon my selfish road,
And left my brother wounded by the way,
And called ambition duty, and pressed on,
O Lord, I do repent.

3. Because I spent the strength Thou gavest me
In struggle which Thou never didst ordain,
And have imperfect life to offer Thee,
O Lord, I do repent.

4. Because I was impatient, would not wait,
And thrust my willful hand across Thy threads,
And marred the pattern drawn out for my life,
O Lord, I do repent.

Text Information
First Line: Because I knew not when my life was good
Title: Because I Knew Not When My Life Was Good
Author: Sarah Williams
Meter: 10.10.10.6
Language: English
Source: Twilight Hours, 1868, alt.
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: PEACE
Composer: George Whitefield Chadwick (1890)
Meter: 10.10.10.6
Incipit: 55511 71232 13334
Key: A♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain



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