Living in freedom

By the blood on the cross of Calvary

Author: C. Austin Miles
Tune: [By the blood on the cross of Calvary]
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1 By the blood on the cross of Calvary,
I am saved by His sacrifice for me;
But I longed for a richer, deeper flow—
The fulness of His blessing I was hungry to know.

Above the world I’m living,
My best to Jesus given,
I’m happy in Freedom that He to me has giv’n;
The word that he has spoken,
Has ev’ry fetter broken,
And ev’ry moment of my life’s a blessing from heav’n.

2 Joy is mine from the fountain head of love,
Gift divine that I prize all else above;
Peace I knew that I never tho’t could be,
‘Twas when His Spirit gave the word of Freedom to me. [Refrain]

3 Would you know all the fulness of your Lord,
Would you dwell in the riches of His word?
Now believe ev’ry promise made is true,
Accept the blessed Freedom which He offers to you. [Refrain]

Source: New Songs of Praise and Power 1-2-3 Combined #23

Author: C. Austin Miles

Charles Austin Miles (1868-1946) Born: Jan­u­a­ry 7, 1868, Lake­hurst, New Jer­sey. Died: March 10, 1946, Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia. Buried: Hill­crest Me­mor­i­al Park, Sew­ell, New Jer­sey. Pseudonym: A. A. Payn. Miles at­tende­d the Phil­a­del­phia Coll­ege of Phar­ma­cy and the Un­i­ver­si­ty of Penn­syl­van­ia. In 1892, he aban­don­ed his ca­reer as a phar­ma­cist and wrote his first Gos­pel song, “List ’Tis Je­sus’ Voice” which was pub­lished by the Hall-Mack Com­pa­ny. He served as ed­i­tor and man­a­ger at the Hall-Mack pub­lish­ers for 37 years. In his own words: It is as a writ­er of gos­pel songs I am proud to be known, for in that way I may be of the most… Go to person page >

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First Line: By the blood on the cross of Calvary
Title: Living in freedom
Author: C. Austin Miles
Refrain First Line: Above the world I'm living


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New Songs of Praise and Power 1-2-3 Combined #23

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