Once I thought I walked with Jesus

Once I thought I walked with Jesus,
yet such changeful feelings had:
sometimes trusting, sometimes doubting,
sometimes joyful, sometimes sad.

Oh, what peace my Saviour gives,
peace I never knew before!
How my way has brighter grown,
since I learned to trust Him more.

For He called me closer to Him,
bade my doubting, fearing cease
and, when I had fully yielded,
filled my soul with perfect peace.

Now I'm trusting every moment,
nothing less can be enough;
and my Saviour bears me gently,
o'er the places once so rough.

Day by day my soul He's keeping,
by His wondrous power within;
and my heart is full of singing
to my Saviour from all sin.