I was there when Father laid the plan before our eyes,
When Jesus stood saying, "I will go and the glory shall be Thine."
I'm sure I raised a shout of joy, for all that was in store.
Heaven help me to recall the woman I was before.
Through the dispensations I was held in reserve.
The memory of my life with God, forgotten at my birth.
The way this world defines my worth leaves me searching for
The Spirit's voice to remind me of the woman I was before.
I was there among the noble when we had so much to loose.
Fought one who wished to take away God's precious gift to choose.
Courageous and determined, faithful to the end.
The woman I was before knows that's the woman, I've always been.
So I am called out of the world to help his daughters see
There's so much more than meets the eye to our true identity.
And if we listen we will hear the voice of the Lord
Reminding us of the faith and strength of the women we were before.
The woman I am, the woman I'll be forevermore,
Will be stronger by knowing,
The woman I was before.