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What we have is freedom

What we have is freedom

Author: Tom Colvin
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 What we have is freedom,
slaves we are no longer,
Christ has set us all free,
now we call Christ "Savior."

2 Yesu shares the Spirit,
who, by love, directs us,
saving all creation,
making peace with justice.

3 Victims of oppression,
poverty or victory."
those who stand by Yesu,
strengthened by God's power.

4 Faith shouts out in triumph,
"Christ has won the victory."
Those who stand by Yesu
share in Yesu's glory.

5 Let us use our freedom,
all our neighbors loving,
working with our Brother
and God's world transforming.

Source: Come, Let Us Walk This Road Together: 43 songs from Africa #30

Author: Tom Colvin

Thomas Stevenson Colvin (Tom), Church of Scotland missionary in Malawi and Ghana, was born in Glasgow on 16 April 1925. He attended the Royal Technical College, Glasgow (now Strathclyde University) where he was chairman of the Student Christian Movement and from where he graduated B.Sc. in 1945. After a period with the Royal Engineers in Burma and Singapore, Colvin returned to Scotland in 1948 to become student assistant minister at Fallin Parish Church in Stirling. Later in the same year he began a three year course in divinity at Trinity College, Glasgow, was again an active member of student bodies, and held the post of president of the SCM. He spent a year after leaving Glasgow as the Travelling Secretary of the SCM, then between 1952 a… Go to person page >

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First Line: What we have is freedom
Author: Tom Colvin
Language: English
Copyright: © 1997 Hope Publishing Co.