When I Was Far From God Filled With Fear


When I was far from God, filled with fear and deep distress,
Without the blessed joy I now possess;
In bitter want and woe, in guilt and helplessness,
What would I have done but for Jesus?

Refrain:
Where would I have been, with all my guilt and sin?
What would I have done but for Jesus?
When I was sinking down, beneath God’s righteous frown,
What would I have done but for Jesus?

‘Twas then I chanced to look when One hung upon the tree,
‘Twas Christ, the Saviour dying there for me!
I know not how it came, but, looking, I was free-
What would I have done but for Jesus? [Refrain]

The peace which then I felt doth today my spirit fill,
When other comforts fail, ’tis with me still,
I’m resting in His love, and fear no threat’ning ill-
What would I have done but for Jesus? [Refrain]

When griefs and troubles come He doth bear me thro’ them all,
His mighty arms support me when I fall;
He satisfies each longing, answers ev’ry call-
What would I have done but for Jesus? [Refrain]