I HAVE seen his face in blessing
When my eyes were dimmed with tears;
I have felt his hand caressing
When my heart was torn by fears.
When the shadows gathered o’er me,
And the gloom fell deep as night,
In the darkness, just before me,
There were tokens of his light.
I have victory in temptation,
Peace amid the tempest’s roar;
I abide in his salvation,
We are one for evermore.
2 I was wandering, and he found me,
Brought me from the verge of Hell;
I was bruised, and he bound me,
Sick was I, he made me well.
I was wounded, and he healed me
When a-wearied of the strife;
I was erring, and he sealed me,
Dead, his Spirit gave me life.
3 By his life’s blood he has claimed me
As a jewel in his sight;
As his own child he has named me,
Brought me forth to walk in light.
So I’m fighting till he calls me,
Walking in the path he trod;
And I care not what befalls me
Living in the life of God.