141. Enslaved by Sin and Bound in Chains

1 Enslaved by sin and bound in chains,
Beneath its dreadful tyrant sway,
And doomed to everlasting pains,
We wretched, guilty captives lay.

2 Nor gold nor gems could buy our peace,
Nor all the world’s collected store
Suffice to purchase our release;
A thousand worlds were all too poor.

3 Jesus, the Lord, the mighty God,
An all-sufficient ransom paid.
O matchless price! His precious blood
For vile, rebellious traitors shed.

4 Jesus the Sacrifice became
To rescue guilty souls from hell;
The spotless, bleeding, dying Lamb
Beneath avenging Justice fell.

5 Amazing goodness! Love divine!
Oh, may our grateful hearts adore
The matchless grace nor yield to sin
Nor wear its cruel fetters more!

Amen.

Text Information
First Line: Enslaved by sin and bound in chains
Title: Enslaved by Sin and Bound in Chains
Author: Anne Steele (1760)
Meter: L.M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1941
Scripture:
Topic: The Church Year: Lent
Tune Information
Name: WENN WIR IN HÖCHSTEN NÖTEN
Meter: L.M.
Key: F Major
Source: "Genevan Psalter," 1547



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