When My Heart Was So Hard

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.

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.

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.

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.