02. THE BONDS OF CHRIST

Jesus, the Son of God, was bound
That I might go forth free;
He, chafed with cruel fetters, found
Unbounded grace for me:
Around His wrists the cords of pain
Harsh, agonizing, lay:
From me in that dread hour sin's chain
Unfastened fell away.

Lord, let the bonds that bound Thee hold
Me bound in bondage pure,
Kept mid temptations manifold,
Shut from the world's allure;
That so my will, untrammelled, free,
Whiles here I dwell below,
May aye Thy ready servant be.
This boon, dear Lord, bestow!

Text Information
First Line: Jesus, the Son of God, was bound
Title: THE BONDS OF CHRIST
Author: Hallgrim Petursson
Translator: Charles Venn Pilcher
Meter: 8.6.8.6 D
Language: English
Publication Date: 1913
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