In this season of Thanksgiving, we are grateful to the many people who benefit from Hymnary on a regular basis.

So far in 2021 we have had more than 8 million people from more than 200 countries around the globe come to the Hymnary website! Thank you to all who use and all who support it with gifts of time, talent and treasure.

If you feel moved to support our work today with a gift of any amount and a word of encouragement, we would be grateful. To donate online, please use the Calvin University secure giving site. If you'd like to make a gift by check, please send it to:, Calvin University, 3201 Burton Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546.

Free, free, free

Hark, sinner, hark. we have tidings so true

Author: T. D. W. Muir
Tune: [Hark! sinner, hark! we have tidings so true]
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Hark! sinner, hark! we have tidings so true,
Tidings of pardon and blessings for you!
God in His Word says that Christ on the tree,
Died for guilty sinners, and “Salvation is free.”

Hear the news, sinner, free! free! free!
Why not believe it? ‘Tis good news for thee.
Jesus the Just One has died on the tree,
Died for guilty sinners, and “Salvation is free.”

2 Guilty you are, yet you know very well
Jesus has suffered to save you from hell;
Tho’ now condemned, justified you may be,
Jesus paid the ransom and “Salvation is free.” [Refrain]

3 Trust not in “doing” it cannot avail,
Good resolutions and works can but fail;
“Grace, grace alone,” is the saved sinner’s plea,
“Not of works” the Scriptures say, “Salvation is free.” [Refrain]

4 Trust not in feelings, your heart is depraved,
Trust only Jesus, and you shall be saved;
Tears of repentance tho’ real they may be,
Ne’er can purchase heaven, for “Salvation is free.” [Refrain]

Source: Evangelistic Songs #127

Author: T. D. W. Muir

(no biographical information available about T. D. W. Muir.) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Hark, sinner, hark. we have tidings so true
Title: Free, free, free
Author: T. D. W. Muir
Refrain First Line: Hear the news, sinner



Instances (1 - 4 of 4)

Choruses for Christian Youth #ad18

Choruses for Christian Youth [6th edition] #d18

TextAudioPage Scan

Evangelistic Songs #127

Songs of Trust and Triumph No. 3 #d46

Suggestions or corrections? Contact us


It looks like you are using an ad-blocker. Ad revenue helps keep us running. Please consider white-listing or subscribing to eliminate ads entirely and help support