When I ponder o'er the story

When I ponder o'er the story

Author: Cornelia Booth
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WHEN I ponder o’er the story
Of my life’s defeat and grief,
How much misery and blindness
I can trace to unbelief!
O how many fights I’ve lost,
All for want of faith to trust!

Refrain:
O for a deeper, O for a greater,
O for a perfect trust in the Lord!

2 Can I wonder I have faltered?
Can I be surprised to fall?
When my faith could most have saved me,
I have trusted least of all.
When my own resources fail,
Then his power should most prevail.

3 If to grace there is no limit,
Why should I be slow to plead?
If thy power is not restricted,
Why not speak my every need?
All the treasures of his throne,
Faith will make them all my own.

4 Yes, dear Saviour, I will trust thee,
Live by faith and not by sight,
Knowing thou art close beside me,
Giving victory in the fight.
Jesus, while thou art so near,
I will never, never fear.


Source: The Song Book of the Salvation Army #770

Author: Cornelia Booth

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First Line: When I ponder o'er the story
Author: Cornelia Booth
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O for a deeper, O for a greater
Publication Date: 1986
Copyright: This text may still be under copyright because it was published in 1986.

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The Song Book of the Salvation Army #770

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