Scripture Verse

Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. John 8:32

Introduction

Words: Em­ma F. Ben­nett, in The Best of All: Com­plete, ed­it­ed by Bev­er­ly Car­ra­dine, C. J. Fow­ler & Will­iam Kirk­pat­rick (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Chri­stian Wit­ness Com­pa­ny, 1910), num­ber 167.

Music: Will­iam J. Kirk­pat­rick (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

portrait
William J. Kirkpatrick
(1838–1921)

Lyrics

I’m happy in Jesus, rejoicing today;
And Jesus my Savior with me has His way;
The Comforter comes in my glad heart to stay;
O glory to Jesus! I’m free!

Refrain

I’m free, free! gloriously free!
No longer by sin I am bound;
The precious blood cleanseth and satisfies me,
This freedom in Jesus I’ve found.

This freedom in Jesus means blessèd release,
From sin and from sinning forever to cease;
And freedom from self brings such infinite peace;
O glory to Jesus! I’m free!

Refrain

This freedom in Jesus is glorious rest,
A peaceful reclining on His loving breast;
And when I just trust Him my soul is so blest;
O glory to Jesus! I’m free!

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His love is so tender, His power so divine,
My all to His keeping I gladly resign;
A vessel of clay for my Lord to design;
O glory to Jesus! I’m free!

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No longer I’m fettered, the Lord has control;
The clear light of Heaven breaks in on my soul;
I’ll sing while the years of eternity roll,
O glory to Jesus! I’m free!

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