1 Oh, my Lord Jesus, if I did not have You,
Or if Your blood did not for sinners speak,
Where would my soul, least, and last, and lost,
Peace and forgiveness seek?
2 Where would my tears and sorrow find relief?
What other heart like Yours so full of love?
You are my confidence, You and You alone,
None other reigns above.
3 Had You not loved me first, before creation,
My stubborn heart would not have sought Your grace;
You searched me out, and in Your mercy took me
Into Your fond embrace.
4 Now, from the bottom of my soul I thank You,
For the eternal plan to give me rest,
Fellowship, life forever through the cross;
Your child is truly blessed.
Source: The Cyber Hymnal #11226