All that I was, my sin my guilt,
My death was all mine own;
All that I am, I owe to Thee,
My gracious God, alone.
The evil of my former state
Was mine, and only mine;
The good in which I now rejoice
Is Thine, and only Thine.
The darkness of my former state,
The bondage – all was mine;
The light of life in which I walk,
The liberty – is Thine.
Thy grace that made me feel my sin
It taught me to believe;
Then, in believing, peace I found,
And now I live, I live.
All that I am, e’en here on earth,
All that I hope to be,
When Jesus comes and glory dawns,
I owe it, Lord, to Thee.
– Horatius Bonar, 1856