Once I was speeding onward in paths of sin

Once I was speeding onward in paths of sin

Author: William C. Poole
Tune: [Once I was speeding onward]
Published in 3 hymnals

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1 Once I was speeding onward
In paths of sin and wrong,
My heart had naught of gladness,
My soul had naught of song;
‘Twas then the blessed Saviour
Upon my way I found,
He saved me and redeemed me
And turned my life around.

Refrain:
And turned my life around,
And turned my life around,
My blessed loving Saviour has turned my life around,
And turned my life around,
And turned my life around,
My blessed loving Saviour has turned my life around.

2 Once I thought not of heaven,
Of mother or of home,
In paths of sin and folly
I loved afar to roam;
Now songs of jubilation
Within my soul resound,
Since Christ my soul has ransomed
And turned my life around. [Refrain]

3 No longer do I wander
In paths of sin today,
My soul is filled with glory
As on I press my way;
And I rejoice in freedom,
No longer I am bound;
I tread the way to heaven,
Christ turned my life around. [Refrain]

Source: Alexander's Hymns No. 4 #112

Author: William C. Poole

William C. Poole was born and raised on a farm in Maryland. His parents belonged to the Methodist church. He graduated from Washington College and became a Methodist minister in Wilmington, Delaware area. He was pastor of McCabe Memorial, Richardson Park and other churches. In 1913 he was superintendent of the Anti-Saloon League of Delaware. He wrote about five hundred hymns. The writing was done as recreation and a diversion from his pastoral work. His goal in writing as well as in being a minister was to help people. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

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First Line: Once I was speeding onward in paths of sin
Author: William C. Poole
Refrain First Line: He turned my life around

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