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The Son hath made me free

I was once in Egypt's bondage But deliverance

Author: Miriam E. Oatman
Tune: [I was once in Egypt's bondage] (Stewart)
Published in 37 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 I was once in Egypt’s bondage,
But deliverance came to me,
And I’m living now in Canaan,
For the Son hath made me free.

Refrain:
I am dwelling now in Canaan,
Jesus’ blood avails for me;
I am free from condemnation,
For the Son hath made me free.

2 I was once a slave to Satan,
And he worked his will in me,
But I’m bound by sin no longer,
For the Son hath made me free. [Refrain]

3 Ere I entered into Canaan,
Inbred sin remained in me;
But from it I’ve found a cleansing,
For the Son hath made me free. [Refrain]

4 All my fear, all condemnation,
All that stood ’twixt God and me,
Praise His name! are left behind me
For the Son hath made me free. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #10594

Author: Miriam E. Oatman

Miriam Oatman was the daughter of Joseph Oatman, Jr. and married Frederick F. Blachly. She was a political scientist and served on the Brookings Institution from 1925 to 1933 and taught political science and economics at the American University Graduate School in the 1930’s, and 1940’s. She also wrote over three hundred hymns and composed the music to several of her father's hymns. "How the Fire Fell" is perhaps the most widely known. Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I was once in Egypt's bondage But deliverance
Title: The Son hath made me free
Author: Miriam E. Oatman
Refrain First Line: I am dwelling now in Canaan
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #10594
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  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)

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The Cyber Hymnal #10594

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