If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.@John 8:36
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J. Lincoln Hall (1866-1930)

Haldor Lillenas, 1917.

J. Lincoln Hall (🔊 pdf nwc). Some hymnals show the composer as Alfred Judson, one of Hall’s pseudonyms.

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Haldor Lillenas (1885-1959)

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.

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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!

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

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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.

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