Free Indeed

Walking each day in the heavenly light

Author: Ida M. Budd
Tune: [Walking each day in the heavenly light]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Walking each day in the heav’nly light,
I am free, free indeed,
Calvary’s waters have wash’d me white,
And I am free indeed.
Free from the fetters of fear and sin;
Free from the evil that dwelt within;
Christ hath my mighty Deliverer been,
And I am free indeed.

Refrain:
Free, I am free indeed,
Praise the Lord, I am free indeed.
God’s own dear Son has my ransom paid,
My soul is free indeed.

2 Naught for myself had I pow’r to do
To be free, free indeed,
Jesus must save me, and cleanse me too
E’er I was free indeed.
Burdened, and wretched, and blind and lame,
Just as I was to His cross I came,
There He accepted me, praise His name,
And made me free indeed. [Refrain]

3 Gladly I toil for His safe each day
Free in Him, free indeed,
Striving to serve Him in truth alway
Who makes me free indeed.
Lord, thro’ the freedom Thou givest me,
Helper me to lead fettered souls to Thee,
Do for them then, as Thou hast for me
And make them free indeed. [Refrain]

Source: Gospel Herald in Song #66

Author: Ida M. Budd

Ida M. Budd was born in 1859 in a log cabin in Saginaw County, Michigan. When she was three years old her parents moved to Milford, Michigan. She loved nature and books. She decided to be a school teacher, receiving her teaching certificate when she was fifteen. Her first poem was published in 1881. She is known for her poems for children. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Walking each day in the heavenly light
Title: Free Indeed
Author: Ida M. Budd
Refrain First Line: Free I am, free indeed
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