July 04, 2011

Freedom!

Once I was bound by sin’s galling fetters;
Chained like a slave, I struggled in vain.
But I received a glorious freedom,
When Jesus broke my fetters in twain.

Glorious freedom! Wonderful freedom!
No more in chains of sin I repine!
Jesus the glorious Emancipator—
Now and forever He shall be mine.

Freedom from all the carnal affections;
Freedom from envy, hatred and strife;
Freedom from vain and worldly ambitions;
Freedom from all that saddened my life!

Freedom from pride and all sinful follies;
Freedom from love and glitter of gold;
Freedom from evil temper and anger;
Glorious freedom, rapture untold!

Freedom from fear with all of its torments;
Freedom from care with all of its pain;
Freedom in Christ, my blessèd Redeemer—
He Who has rent my fetters in twain.


6 comments:

  1. Ahhhh, true liberty indeed. And *that's* really worth celebrating. x

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  2. True Freedom ~ What a multitude of blessings we have in Christ!

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  3. This was a very encouraging poem. Thank you for sharing it with us.

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  4. Happy 4th to all you lovely ladies. Thank you for your visit today.

    Mrs. Wildflower (cute name ;)) This poem is a hymn. You can find the tune at cyberhymnal.

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  5. AH, it is interesting to see you arrange your words this way,really free!

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