1. Once it was the blessing,
      Now it is the Lord;
    Once it was the feeling,
      Now it is His Word;
    Once His gift I wanted,
      Now, the Giver own;
    Once I sought for healing,
      Now Himself alone.
    • All in all forever,
        Only Christ I’ll sing;
      Everything is in Christ,
          And Christ is everything.
  2. Once ’twas painful trying,
      Now ’tis perfect trust;
    Once a half salvation,
      Now the uttermost;
    Once ’twas ceaseless holding,
      Now He holds me fast;
    Once ’twas constant drifting,
      Now my anchor’s cast.
  3. Once ’twas busy planning,
      Now ’tis trustful prayer;
    Once ’twas anxious caring,
      Now He has the care;
    Once ’twas what I wanted,
      Now what Jesus says;
    Once ’twas constant asking,
      Now ’tis ceaseless praise.
  4. Once it was my working,
      His it hence shall be;
    Once I tried to use Him,
      Now He uses me;
    Once the pow’r I wanted,
      Now the Mighty One;
    Once for self I labored,
      Now for Him alone.
  5. Once I hoped in Jesus,
      Now I know He’s mine;
    Once my lamps were dying,
      Now they brightly shine;
    Once for death I waited,
      Now His coming hail;
    And my hopes are anchored
      Safe within the veil.