Scripture Verse

If the Son…shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed. John 8:36

Introduction

Words & Mu­sic: Jew­el C. Fretz, in The Vic­to­ry, ed­it­ed by Charles H. Ga­bri­el (New York: Me­tho­dist Book Con­cern, 1908), num­ber 24 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Fretz (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

Christ, our glorious leader, calls to us today—
Gird the armor on and to the field away!
Slumber then no longer, His command obey,
And forevermore be free.

Refrain

Freedom! freedom! free in Christ, the Lord!
Freedom! freedom! trusting in His Word!
By His grace and in His strength we win,
For His truth and love hath conquered sin!
Freedom! freedom! free in Christ, the Lord!
Freedom! freedom! trusting in His Word!
We His faithful followers will be,
And we shall forevermore be free.

Moving bravely onward with His truth unfurled,
See the hosts of sin before us backward hurled;
With our captain we may overcome the world,
And forevermore be free.

Refrain

Tho’ the battle rages, strife will soon be past;
Skies will soon be light, which now are overcast;
We the victor’s song of joy may sing at last,
And forevermore be free.

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