O Wretched Man that I Am

“O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death?”Romans 7:24

O Wretched Man I Am
by Jon Cardwell


O, wretched man that I am now
And wretched I have been,
When lost in wicked sinful flesh
And clinging to my sin.

Yet, Christ has sav’d me by His grace
His precious blood He shed;
He took my sins upon Himself,
My curse upon His head.

O, wretched man that I am still,
Though Christ had paid it all.
Yet, what I wish I do not do
I’m weak and do still fall.

This wretchedness that Christ allows,
Reveal’d by holy truth;
Keeps me clinging to His cross
And grace with pow’r to soothe.

This wretchedness I suffer now
Doth work within me grace;
To grow in Christ and holiness
Till we are face to face.

Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ,
Who’ll come again to claim
This wretched one he calls His own
And purge me from all shame.

About Jon J. Cardwell

"The Spirited Speaker" - Pastor of Sovereign Grace Baptist Church in Anniston, Alabama. Nationally recognized speaker and publisher. Author of several books, including the bestseller, Christ and Him Crucified.

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