Because I Knew Not When
Words: Sarah Williams, 1868, alt
1. Because I knew not when my life was good and when there was a light upon my path but turned my soul perversely to the dark, O Lord, I do repent. 2. Because I held upon my selfish road and left my brother wounded by the way and called ambition duty and pressed on, O Lord, I do repent. 3. Because I spent the strength Thou gavest me in struggle which Thou never didst ordain and have imperfect life to offer Thee, O Lord, I do repent. 4. Because I was impatient, would not wait, and thrust my willful hand across Thy threads and marred the pattern drawn out for my life, O Lord, I do repent.