Through Many Years I Tried To Serve The


Through many years I tried to serve the Lord,
Tried to obey the precepts of His Word;
I served because I knew it to be right,
But found no joy, no ray of holy light.
Can Jesus save? I longed to know;
To hear the Spirit’s whisper low
Then to His praise I’d ever gladly sing,
And glory give to Christ, my King.

At last I heard the Saviour’s gentle voice;
I made His will my own, my only choice;
My life, my pride, ambition, all were giv’n,
Then from my heart each earthly tie was riv’n.
Can Jesus save? I longed to know;
To hear the Spirit’s whisper low
Then to His praise I’d ever gladly sing,
And glory give to Christ, my King.

I saw the Christ, but ah! so far away,
Standing alone: I ran without delay;
Just then he turned and came so near to me
I touched His hand, and now my soul is free.
He saves me now! O yes, I know,
His holy Spirit tells me so;
Now to His praise I’d ever gladly sing;
And glory be to Christ my King.

‘Tis settled now, I know, and all is well,
For Christ the Saviour comes with me to dwell;
Since by His blood He washed my sins away,
I’ll shout His praise through an eternal day.
He saves me now! O yes, I know,
His holy Spirit tells me so;
Now to His praise I’d ever gladly sing;
And glory be to Christ my King.