Once forgiven, forever saved,
What a blessing bestowed to me,
A year in chains, now ever free.
Forgiven all, by what great grace?
The mercy shown by the true King,
No one else’s praise I’ll sing.
Saved, oh how, could I be saved?
Through the pure sacrifice of the Lamb,
Dust and unworthy though I am.
Life unlived, run down and squandered,
Yet He planned for ev’ry failure,
Glory be to him, our saviour.
Dark times shall always camp about,
But I know he shall leave me never,
Forgiven once and saved forever.