Once It Was The Blessing (feat. Curt Vernon)

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lyrics

Once it was the blessing, Now it is the Lord;
Once it was the feeling, Now it is His Word;
Once His gift I wanted, Now, the Giver own;
Once I sought for healing, Now Himself alone.

Once it was painful trying, Now it's perfect trust;
Once a half salvation, Now the uttermost;
Once it was ceaseless holding, Now He holds me fast;
Once it was constant drifting, Now my anchor’s cast.

REFRAIN
All in all forever
Jesus will I sing
Everything is in Christ,
And Christ is everything.

Once it was busy planning, Now it's trustful prayer;
Once it was anxious caring, Now He has the care;
Once it was what I wanted, Now what Jesus say;
Once it was constant asking, Now it's ceaseless praise.

Once it was my working, His it hence shall be;
Once I tried to use Him, Now He uses me;
Once the power I wanted, Now the Mighty One;
Once for self I labored, Now for Him alone.

REFRAIN
All in all forever
Jesus will I sing;
Everything in Christ,
And Christ is everything.

Once I hoped in Jesus Now I know He’s mine;
Once my lamps were dying, Now they brightly shine;
Once for death I waited, Now His coming hail;
And my hopes are anchored, Safe within His veil.

Once I hoped in Jesus Now I know He’s mine;
Once my lamps were dying, Now they brightly shine;
Once for death I waited, Now His coming hail;
And my hopes are anchored, Safe within His veil.

Once it was the blessing, Now it is the Lord;
Once it was the feeling, Now it is His Word;
Once His gift I wanted, Now, the Giver own;
Once I sought for healing, Now Himself alone.

Note: the words "'twas" and "'tis" have been replaced with "it was" and "it's" for this version.

credits

from Move, released July 28, 2015
Lyrics by A.B. Simpson, 1891 Public Domain. Also under the title "Himself"

Guest Guitar Solo: John Hatfield

Guest Acoustic Guitar and Voculs: Curt Vernon

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Inside Joke Lexington, Kentucky

What started out as an "inside joke" has turned into a world-wide movement... sort of. From Lexington, KY, Inside Joke takes rap music back to the days when it was fun, made you dance, and actually rhymed! At the same time, Inside Joke brings a new school vibe, spirituality at times, and a little country grammar to boot! ... more

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