1 Lord, I was blind; I could not see
in your marred visage any grace:
but now the beauty of your face
in radiant vision dawns on me.

2 Lord, I was deaf; I could not hear
the thrilling music of your voice:
but now I hear you and rejoice,
and all your spoken words are dear.

3 Lord, I was dumb; I could not speak
the grace and glory of your name:
but now as touched with living flame
my lips will speak for Jesus' sake.

4 Lord, I was dead; I could not move
my lifeless soul from sin's dark grave:
but now the power of life you gave
has raised me up to know your love.

5 Lord, you have made the blind to see,
the deaf to hear, the dumb to speak,
the dead to live and now I break
the chains of my captivity!

Jubilate Hymns version of Lord, I was blind; I could not see William T Matson (1833 - 1899)
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