The gospel

Once a slave of sin
Now set free to live
Once an object of wrath
Now a beloved child
Once in the kingdom of darkness
Now in the kingdom of light
A citizen of heaven

Once alienated from God
Now one with him
His Spirit living inside
My heart and his intertwined

Once lost in confusion
Without hope in a dark world
Now filled with purpose
Walking the way of the cross

Once living for myself
Now living for love
Not to gain it but to give
Because I am loved from above

Not to strive for perfection
For acceptance that’s never enough
Not to pursue approval
Because I’m enough in God