Once it was the blessing, Now it is the Lord; Once it was the feeling, Now it is His Word; Once His gift I wanted, Now, the Giver own; Once I sought for healing, Now Himself alone.
Refrain: All in all forever, Only Christ I’ll sing; Everything is in Christ, And Christ is everything.
Once ’twas painful trying, Now ’tis perfect trust; Once a half salvation, Now the uttermost; Once ’twas ceaseless holding, Now He holds me fast; Once ’twas constant drifting, Now my anchor’s cast.
Once ’twas busy planning, Now ’tis trustful prayer; Once ’twas anxious caring, Now He has the care; Once ’twas what I wanted, Now what Jesus says; Once ’twas constant asking, Now ’tis ceaseless praise.
Once it was my working, His it hence shall be; Once I tried to use Him, Now He uses me; Once the pow’r I wanted, Now the Mighty One; Once for self I labored, Now for Him alone.
Once I hoped in Jesus, Now I know He’s mine; Once my lamps were dying, Now they brightly shine; Once for death I waited, Now His coming hail; And my hopes are anchored Safe within the veil.
The Cyber Hymnal (http://www.hymntime.com/tch/htm/h/i/m/himself.htm)