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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
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Full 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

Born: No­vem­ber 19, 1885, Stord Is­land (near Ber­gen), Nor­way. Died: Au­gust 18, 1959, As­pen, Co­lo­ra­do. Buried: Flor­al Hills Cem­e­te­ry, Kan­sas Ci­ty, Mis­so­uri. Pseudonyms-- Vir­gin­ia Rose Gold­en Laverne Gray Richard Hainsworth Rev. H. N. Lines Robert Whitmore Ferne Winters Lillenas em­i­grat­ed to Amer­i­ca as a child; his fam­i­ly set­tled first in South Da­ko­ta, then moved to Or­e­gon in 1889. He at­tend­ed Deets Pa­ci­fic Bi­ble Coll­ege in Los An­ge­les, Cal­i­for­nia (later re­named to Pa­sa­de­na Coll­ege); stu­died mu­sic at the Sie­gel-My­ers School of Mu­sic in Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois; and re­ceived an hon­or­ary Doc­to… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Once I was bound by sin's galling fetters
Title: Glorious Freedom
Author: Haldor Lillenas
Meter: 10.9.10.9 D
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Glorious freedom, wonderful freedom

Timeline

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #1837
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
Small Church Music #4960
  • PDF Score (PDF)
Timeless Truths #507
  • Glorious_Freedom.pdf (PDF)
  • Glorious_Freedom.xml (XML)

Instances

Instances (1 - 5 of 5)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
50 Favorites: and July 2013 index of supplement to Evening Light Songs #12TextPage Scan
Small Church Music #4960Audio
The Cyber Hymnal #1837TextScoreAudio
Timeless Truths #507TextScoreAudio
生命聖詩 - Hymns of Life, 1986 #181
Include 21 pre-1979 instances



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