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1. O how beneath the law I lay
In heavy bondage and distress
I try to perfectly obey,
I try in vain, without success.
I’m desperate, and weary
I lift my eyes to You

One way love
From the Father, through the Spirit, in the Son
O grace
Inexhaustible, in my exhaustion come
O cross
Where atonement for my sin was made
By Jesus Christ
In death and life
Descending from above
Through Your one way love

2. To see the law by Christ fulfilled
To hear His gentle, pardoning voice
Changes a slave into a child
Transforming duty into choice/joy

I’m forgiven, adopted
Your grace is changing me

Once bound beneath the weight of sin
You bound me to Your grace
Now freely chosen in the Son
I freely choose His ways

Words: William Cowper, 1779 (verses), alt. by Zac Hicks & Julie Anne Vargas, 2013 (pre-chorus, chorus, bridge)
Music: Julie Anne Vargas & Zac Hicks, 2013
©2013 Julie Anne V argas | Unbudding Fig Music (ASCAP)