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Running Over with Joy

I was bound by sin and evil

Author: Joel A. Erickson (2005)
Tune: [I was bound by sin and evil]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

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1 I was bound by sin and evil
From which there seemed no retrieval—
I could not do aught to cast its control;
But a Savior’s wondrous power
Caused the hosts of sin to cower,
And in love He came and rescued my soul.

Hallelujah! I am singing,
In my heart such joy is springing,
I’ve a peace this world can never destroy;
I am on my way to glory,
I will sing the wondrous story,
For my cup is running over with joy!

2 In my heart a root was hidden,
Harbored foes fought fierce unbidden,
For deliverance from self I did cry;
Jesus died to make me holy,
And He showed the way so lowly,
Then my heart the altar did purify. [Refrain]

3 There are trials and temptations,
There are life’s great complications,
But there’s One who’s gained the vict’ry for me;
When the battle’s raging stronger,
And its seems I can’t last longer,
He’ll uphold me through till Satan must flee. [Refrain]

4 I’m rejoicing on the highway,
For it is the Lord’s not my way,
I’ll go trusting Him, whatever He’s planned;
In the Vine I am abiding,
He abides within, providing,
He is guiding to that wonderful land. [Refrain]

Timeless Truths

Author: Joel A. Erickson

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Text Information

First Line: I was bound by sin and evil
Title: Running Over with Joy
Author: Joel A. Erickson (2005)
Meter: D
Language: English


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