1 And shall we still be slaves,
And in our fetters lie,
When summoned by a voice divine
T'assert our liberty?
2 Did Christ the Saviour bleed,
Our freedom to obtain?
And shall we trample on His blood,
And glory in our chain?
3 Shall we go on to sin,
Because His grace abounds;
Or crucify the Lord again,
And open all His wounds?
4 Forbid it, mighty God!
Nor let it e'er be said
That those, for whom Thy Son has died,
In vice are lost and dead.
Source: Evangelical Lutheran hymnal: with music #381
And shall we still be slaves? This, in the Lutheran Book of Worship, Phila., 1899, is a cento, stanzas i., ii. from P. Dodderidge, and stanzas iii., iv. from I. Watts's "Shall we go on to sin?," sts. i. and ii. (p. 1054, i.).
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)