Sweet was the time when first I felt
The Saviour’s pard’ning blood
Applied To cleanse my soul from guilt,
And bring me home to God.
Soon as the morn the light revealed,
His praises tuned my tongue;
And when the ev’ning shades prevailed,
His love was all my song.
In pray’r my soul drew near the Lord,
And saw His glories shine;
And when I read His holy word,
I called each promise mine.