When my heart was so hard

When my heart was so hard

Author: Herbert H. Booth
Published in 4 hymnals

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WHEN my heart was so hard
That I ne’er would regard
The salvation held up to my sight,
To the cross then I came
In my darkness and shame,
And ‘twas there that I first saw the light.

Refrain:
At the cross, at the cross, where I first saw the light,
And the burden of my heart rolled away;
It was there, by faith,
I received my sight,
And now I am happy all the day.

2 In my blindness I thought
That no power could have wrought
Such a marvel of wonder and might;
But ‘twas done, for I felt,
At the cross as I knelt,
That my darkness was turned into light.

3 Then the gloom had all passed,
And, rejoicing at last,
I was sure that my soul was made right;
For my Lord, I could see,
In his love died for me
On the cross, where I first saw the light.


Source: The Song Book of the Salvation Army #395

Author: Herbert H. Booth

Herbert Henry Howard Booth (26 August 1862 – 25 September 1926) was the third son of William and Catherine Booth. He oversaw the Limelight Department's development and he was the writer and director for Soldiers of the Cross. See also in: Wikipedia  Go to person page >

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Author: Herbert H. Booth

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The Song Book of the Salvation Army #395

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