Long was I in darkness, living in sin

The forces of evil had captured me.

The light was right there, but I couldn't see;

The darkness I wanted to stay in.

Evil ensued, and I took it with a grin.

And when good things come, I wanted to flee.

But in all this dark, God's light set me free,

And I'm not going down that path again.

Now I have freedom I've not before known;

Death is consumed by abundant life,

And I am rescued by Jesus Christ's love.

This light to me was not before shown,

But now life has peace, instead of great strife;

I once sank below, now I rise above.