I once in poverty did lay; my heart was full of need.
You came and took my sins away and now I’m rich indeed.
You gave your richest treasure – your one and only Son.
You are my greatest pleasure. With you I now am one.
Your Holy Word is perfect, Lord. Its teachings pure and true.
By faith we now accept it for it’s not by what we do.
The Bible offers strength and peace to our weak minds each day.
Our path is made both clear and straight by things you have to say.
You reach your hand out to me and you smother me with love.
The day cannot come soon enough, to see you up above.
But as I wait ’til that great day, I’ll serve you here below,
And know that when I leave this place, to heaven I will go.