Lord, I was blind, I could not see

Sung during the Sunday worship at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, London (Spurgeon’s).

Hymn 390 from our hymn book, Psalms & Hymns of Reformed Worship.

LORD, I was blind, I could not see
In Thy marred visage any grace;
But now the beauty of Thy face
In radiant vision dawns on me.

Lord, I was deaf, I could not hear
The thrilling music of Thy voice;
But now I hear Thee and rejoice,
And sweet are all Thy words, and dear.

Lord, I was dumb, I could not speak
The grace and glory of Thy name;
But now, as touched with living flame,
My lips Thine eager praises wake.

Lord, I was dead, I could not stir
My lifeless soul to come to Thee;
But now, since Thou hast quickened me,
I rise from sin’s dark sepulchre.

For Thou hast made the blind to see,
The deaf to hear, the dumb to speak,
The dead to live; and so, I break
The chains of my captivity.

Author: William Tidd Matson (1833-99)
Tune: Brokenness
Composer: Christopher Laws (b.1946)
(This tune is published in ‘Worthy the Lamb’, a recently-produced book of new tunes for Reformed worship, which is available for purchase here: https://bit.ly/2Dv6yEl)

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