PLEASURES sought, dearly bought,
Leading only further from the light;
Blinded eyes, weary sighs,
Thus grief-laden did I wander in sin’s night.
Jesus came with peace to me,
His strong arm was stretched to me,
Then my burden took from me-
2 Wasted years, doubts and fears,
I no treasure had in Heaven above;
Idle hours, mis-spent powers
Stained my heart, unmoved by Jesus’ wondrous love.
3 Hollow joys, worldly toys,
Could not meet my spirit’s deep desire;
Without rest, in my breast
Rose the yearning for the Spirit’s hallowed fire.
4 Heaven’s ray falls today
On my soul, and makes my pathway bright;
Struggles cease, I have peace,
Walking with my Saviour, trusting in his might.
Source: The Song Book of the Salvation Army #379