BEFORE YOU I DID KNOW
© 1979 William C. Highsmith


OH! LAMB OF GOD, WHOSE BLOOD WAS SHED
UPON OLD CALVARY'S TREE.
YOU CAME TO EARTH, YOUR LIFE TO GIVE,
TO SET THE CAPTIVES FREE.
OH LORD OF HOST YOU LOVED ME SO
BEFORE YOU, I DID KNOW.

YOU LEFT A THRONE OF SPLENDOR THERE
AND CAME TO MEET MY NEEDS.
IT WAS BECAUSE YOU CARED FOR ME
DESPITE MY EVIL DEEDS.
OH LORD OF HOST YOU LOVED SO,
BEFORE YOU, I DID KNOW.

YOU SHINED ON ME THE HOLY LIGHT
THAT I MAY SEE THE WAY
TO PASS FROM DARKNESS, SIN, AND DEATH
AND LIVE THAT ETERNAL DAY.
OH LORD OF HOST YOU LOVED ME SO,
BEFORE YOU I DID KNOW.

OH LORD OF HOST YOU LOVED ME SO
BEFORE, YOU I DID KNOW.