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Glorious Freedom

Once I was bound by sin's galling fetters

Author: Haldor Lillenas
Tune: [Once I was bound by sin's galling fetters]
Published in 26 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, MusicXML
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Once I was bound by sin’s galling fetters,
Chained like a slave, I struggled in vain;
But I received a glorious freedom,
When Jesus broke my fetters in twain.

Refrain:
Glorious freedom, wonderful freedom,
No more in chains of sin I repine!
Jesus the glorious Emancipator,
Now and forever He shall be mine.

2 Freedom from all the carnal affections,
Freedom from envy, hatred and strife;
Freedom from vain and worldly ambitions,
Freedom from all that saddened my life. [Refrain]

3 Freedom from pride and all sinful follies,
Freedom from love and glitter of gold;
Freedom from evil, temper, and anger,
Glorious freedom, rapture untold. [Refrain]

4 Freedom from fear with all of its torments,
Freedom from care with all of its pain;
Freedom in Christ, my blessed Redeemer,
He who has rent my fetters in twain. [Refrain]

Timeless Truths

Author: Haldor Lillenas

Rv Haldor Lillenas DMus Norway/USA 1885-1959. Born at Stord, near Bergen, Norway, his father sold their 15 acre farm in Norway and emigrated to the U.S., buying a farm in Colton, SD. After he built a sod house, the family (wife and three chldren) also came to SD in 1887. They moved to Astoria, Oregon in 1889, where Lillenas learned English and began writing song lyrics at an early age. In 1900 the family moved again to Roseville, MN, where he worked as a farm laborer and began attending a Lutheran high school at Hawick, MN. He sold a few songs at age 19. At age 21 he began writing more songs, encouraged by some earlier ones becoming popular (“He set me free” was one). His mother died in 1906 and his father returned to ND, but Li… Go to person page >

Timeline

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #1837
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
Timeless Truths #507
  • Glorious_Freedom.pdf (PDF)
  • Glorious_Freedom.xml (XML)

Instances

Instances (1 - 4 of 4)
TextPage Scan

50 Favorites #12

TextScoreAudio

The Cyber Hymnal #1837

TextScoreAudio

Timeless Truths #507

生命聖詩 - Hymns of Life, 1986 #181

Include 22 pre-1979 instances
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