That used to say ugly things
No one needed to hear;
Now they speak words of grace, 
Praising the Savior dear!

That used to beat to enjoy
The wickedness of sin;
Now broken for the lost, 
Helping them make it in.

Once torn asunder from 
Selfishness and shame;
Now healed through God's love
And the power of His name.

O what grace immeasurable, 
O’ what love divine!
O what hope immovable, 
O’ what peace sublime!

Reaching down to the lowest 
Of sinful creatures,
Redeeming freely from their plight;

Reaching out through the Word
And Holy Spirit,
Removing from darkness to Light!

© Loyd C. Taylor, June 2008