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I am free

Praise the Lord for his condemnation

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [Praise the Lord! From His condemnation]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 Praise the Lord! From His condemnation,
He hath made me forever free;
Praise the Lord! For His great salvation
Brings deliv’rance and joy to me.

Free, free from the pow’r of sin;
Free, free, joy and peace within;
I’m free, free, glorious liberty!
With the sons of God rejoicing,
I am free.

2 Praise the Lord, all my sin and sorrow,
Once He bore on the blood-stained tree;
And no more do I dread the morrow,
For my Saviour will care for me. [Refrain]

3 Praise the Lord for each broken fetter,
For the chains He hath cast away;
By His grace I will serve Him better;
Free to serve, ev’ry ransomed day. [Refrain]

Source: New Songs of Praise and Power 1-2-3 Combined #51

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt

Pseudonym: Li­die H. Ed­munds. Eliza Edmunds Hewitt was born in Philadelphia 28 June 1851. She was educated in the public schools and after graduation from high school became a teacher. However, she developed a spinal malady which cut short her career and made her a shut-in for many years. During her convalescence, she studied English literature. She felt a need to be useful to her church and began writing poems for the primary department. she went on to teach Sunday school, take an active part in the Philadelphia Elementary Union and become Superintendent of the primary department of Calvin Presbyterian Church. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Praise the Lord for his condemnation
Title: I am free
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: Free, free from the power of sin


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