When once I begged Thee
save my soul,
Thy mercy fast did meet me;
My scarlet sins turned white as snow
As Thou did change me deeply.
Yet bends my heart to empty fare
Where fruitless lands receive me,
And stays the joy Thy yoke would share
’Till Lord Thou change me deeply.
If furnace fire that burns the dross
Will make me fit to please Thee,
Then help me now pick up my cross
That Thou might change me deeply.
For when salvation fullness comes
In clouds where I shall see Thee,
What joy to hear Thy word
If now Thou change me deeply.
And then at last will come the hour
To consummate completely
Thy wonder of resurrection pow’r
As Thou shall change me deeply.