A New Creature

Representative Text

1 Buried with Christ, my blessed Redeemer,
Dead to the old life of folly and sin;
Satan may call, the world may entreat me,
There is no voice that answers within.

Dead to the world, to voices that call me,
Living anew, obedient but free;
Dead to the joys that once did enthrall me--
Yet 'tis not I, Christ liveth within.

2 Dead unto sin, alive through the Spirit,
Risen with Him from the gloom of the grave,
All things are new, and I am rejoicing
In His great love, His power to save. [Refrain]

3 Sin hath no more its cruel dominion,
Walking "in newness of life," I am free--
Glorious life of Christ, my Redeemer,
Which He so richly shareth with me. [Refrain]

Source: Great Songs of the Church (Revised) #355

Author: Thomas O. Chisholm

Thomas O. Chisholm was born in Franklin, Kentucky in 1866. His boyhood was spent ona farm and in teaching district schools. He spent five years as editor of the local paper at Franklin. He was converted to Christianity at the age of 26 and soon after was business manager and office editor of the "Pentecostal Hearld" or Louisville, Ky. In 1903 he entered the ministry of the M. E. Church South. His aim in writing was to incorporate as much as Scripture as possible and to avoid flippant or sentimental themes. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916)… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Buried with Christ, my blessed Redeemer
Title: A New Creature
Author: Thomas O. Chisholm
Refrain First Line: Dead to the world, to voices that call me



Instances (1 - 3 of 3)

Blessed Refuge #127


Great Songs of the Church (Revised) #355

Sacred Selections for the Church #590

Include 5 pre-1979 instances
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