To walk  in my own way is all that I have known

No clue I was lurking in the darkness all along

My rebellion springs from a dead heart following my worldly desire

Blindly rejoicing in a path toward the eternal fire  

Yet, the Father, so wise, directed my steps and showed His way

The death of His Son made me alive so I can obey

Gave me a new heart and opened my eyes to see

From the deep shadows toward the light, He led me

As I move forward, the road becomes narrow

Certain joys in life I have to let go

With every step, the shouts of temptation are louder

Luring my heart to the old ways I don't want to remember

Yet, the Father, so faithful empowers me with the Spirit

and sustains me with His Word

He ransomed me to live not for this world

No wealth, no fame, no one can satisfy a soul

That God created in Christ to be whole

Though sin's deception still causes me to stumble

His strength is sufficient for those who come humble

The Father, so gracious, rescues and provides new beginnings

I am no longer chained by my previous failings

The hands of my Savior nailed on a cursed tree

Has torn the veil and set mine forever free

I know stormy days will come in the future

But I know Him who holds me safe and secure

Father so wise, faithful, and gracious, help me to trust

that on that day, Christ will come and meet me at last

Spirit, teach this impatient heart to wait for my soul's Lover,

Set my mind on things above - to look forward to being with Jesus, 

my reward, my eternity, my ever after.