I used to hope, but now I know,
I used to cry, no place to go.
I used to think, how it’d be,
When I stand there, God and me.
I used to pray, but wasn’t sure,
I used to think, to endure.
But now I know, my name is there,
Not by works, nor by prayer.
I used to read, not understand,
Keep the rules, fear the ban.
Then I heard, the voice that day,
Leave your sin, walk this way.
So now I know, I see the way,
Open eyes, plain as day.
Out the rules, and on the ban,
Now I read, and understand.
These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God. — 1Joh 5:13