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I am not what I once was



(John Newton)

I am not what I ought to be.
Ah, how imperfect and deficient.

I am not what I wish to be. I abhor what
is evil, and I would cleave to what is good.

I am not what I hope to be. Soon I shall put
off, with mortalityall sin and imperfection.

Though I am not what I ought to be, nor what
I wish to be, nor what I hope to beI can truly
say that I am not what I once wasa slave
to sin and Satan. And I can heartily join with the
apostle and say that "by the grace of God I am
what I am!" 1 Corinthians 15:10

 


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