Out of My Sin and Its Bondage

Out of my sin and its bondage

Author: Grant Colfax Tullar
Tune: [Out of my sin and its bondage]
Published in 5 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Out of my sin and its bondage,
Thro’ Thy rich grace I am free,
But I am longing, dear Saviour,
Still to be closer to Thee.

Closer to Thee, closer to Thee,
Till in its beauty Thy face I shall see;
This is my plea,
Ever to be
Closer, dear Saviour, to Thee.

2 Walking each day in Thy presence,
Knowing Thou carest for me,
This giveth peace ev’ry moment,
Still I am longing to be— [Refrain]

3 Nothing can meet my deep longing,
Only to know that in me
Thou art each moment abiding,
And I’m abiding in Thee. [Refrain]

Source: The Kingdom of Praise #117

Author: Grant Colfax Tullar

Grant Colfax Tullar was born August 5, 1869, in Bolton, Connecticut. He was named after the American President Ulysses S. Grant and Vice President Schuyler Colfax. After the American Civil War, his father was disabled and unable to work, having been wounded in the Battle of Antietam. Tullar's mother died when he was just two years old so Grant had no settled home life until he became an adult. Yet from a life of sorrow and hardship he went on to bring joy to millions of Americans with his songs and poetry. As a child, he received virtually no education or religious training. He worked in a woolen mill and as a shoe clerk. The last Methodist camp meeting in Bolton was in 1847. Tullar became a Methodist at age 19 at a camp meeting near Wat… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Out of my sin and its bondage
Title: Out of My Sin and Its Bondage
Author: Grant Colfax Tullar
Meter: with refrain
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Closer to thee, Closer to thee
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 5 of 5)

Hymns of Worship and Praise #d101

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Lutherförbundets Sångbok #E100

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The Bible School Hymnal #111

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The Kingdom of Praise #117

The Luther League Hymn Book #d116

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