Chained by sin in cruel bondage

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1. Chain'd by sin in cruel bondage,
Groaning with our bitter need,
Drooping 'neath our guilty burden,
Lord, Thy promises we plead.

I, Jehovah, will redeem you,
For my name and covenant's sake,
From your burdens I'll release you,
All your fetters I will break,
And I will take you for a people;
Your Redeemer I will be,
And with an outstretch'd arm I'll rescue
Ev'ry soul that trusts in me.

2. Oh, the wondrous, wondrous mercy,
When Jehovah, Lord of all,
Bending from the glorious heaven,
Answereth our feeble call. [Chorus]

3. Oh, the blessed, blessed promise;
Not one tittle e'er shall fail,
Tho' the earth should burn to ashes,
And the suns and stars grow pale. [Chorus]

Source: The Gospel Awakening: a collection of original and selected "hymns and spiritual songs" for the use in gospel meetings everywhere #49

Author: Mary Ann Baker

Baker, Mary A.. Miss Baker, who is a member of the Baptist denomination, and a resident in Chicago, Illinois, is an active worker in the temperance cause, and the author of various hymns and temperance songs.    Her most popular hymn:-— 1. Master, the tempest is raging, Peace, was written in 1874 at the request of Dr. H. R. Palmer, who desired of her several songs on the subjects of a series of Sunday School Lessons for that year. Its theme is "Christ stilling the tempest."   During the same year it was set to music by Dr. Palmer, and pub. in his Songs of Love for the Bible School, 1874. It is found in other collections, including I. D. Sankey's Sacred Songs and Solos, London, 1881. Its home popularity was increased by its republi… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Chained by sin in cruel bondage
Author: Mary Ann Baker
Refrain First Line: I Jehovah will redeem you
Copyright: Public Domain


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