7842. Freedom in Christ

1 A long time I struggled with conflicts within,
I longed to be free from the burden of sin,
My heart was so wayward tho’ oft I had tried
To yield up my will to the dear Crucified.

Refrain:
I longed to be free, oh, I longed to be free!
From bondage and sin, how I longed to be free!

2 I heard the glad story of pardon so free,
And mercy abundant for sinners like me;
But pride was my master, I stilled my heart’s moan,
And went on my way, feeling sad, and so lone. [Refrain]

3 At last His love conquered, I flew to His breast,
And cried in my anguish, O Lord, give me rest!
I heard His sweet voice say, Fear not, I am near,
Thy prayer I have answered, thy pardon is here. [Refrain]

No longer in sadness or sorrow I roam,
My Savior goes with me, my heart is His home;
I tell Him my troubles, and all that alarms,
He whispers most sweetly, Come, hide in My arms.

Refrain

Text Information
First Line: A long time I struggled with conflicts within
Title: Freedom in Christ
Author: Sadie Sterling
Refrain First Line: I longed to be free, oh, I longed to be free!
Language: English
Source: Uplifted Voices (Philadelphia: Geibel & Lebman, 1901)
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: CARIDAD
Composer: Adam Geibel (1901)
Meter: 11.11.11 D
Key: D Major
Copyright: Public Domain



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