33. 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, though oft I had tried
To yield up my will to the dear Crucified.
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.
I longed to be free, oh, I longed to be free!
From bondage and sin, how I longed to be free!

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 pray’r I have answered, thy pardon is here.”
And now I am free, yes, I know I am free!
My chains have been broken, I know I am free!

4 No longer in sadness or sorrow I roam,
My Saviour 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.”
And now I am free, yes, I know I am free!
My chains have been broken, I know I am free!

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First Line: A long time ago I struggled with conflicts within
Title: Freedom in Christ
Author: Sadie Sterling
Publication Date: 1901



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