Free in Christ

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1 When far from the fold of His love I had wandered,
The Savior of sinners came seeking for me;
E’er ever I knew him he won my heart to him,
And now through his grace, I am happy and free.

Free, free, blessedly free!
Jesus my pardon has spoken;
Free, free, blessedly free!
Satan’s dominion is broken;
From the guilt and pow’r of sin,
Jesus saves and keeps me clean;
For his glory I’ll tell the story,
Praise God I’m free!

2 When I was in bondage to sin and to Satan,
Condemned under God’s righteous sentence to die,
On Calvary’s mountain he purchased my pardon;
My fetters are gone and rejoicing am I. [Refrain]

3 And now unto others, the story I’m telling
Of what he in mercy has done for my soul;
The love that enfolds me, the grace that upholds me,
The chiefest of sinners makes perfectly whole. [Refrain]

Source: His Worthy Praise #86

Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris

Lelia (Mrs. C.H.) Morris (1862-1929) was born in Pennsville, Morgan County, Ohio. When her family moved to Malta on the Muskingum River she and her sister and mother had a millinery shop in McConnelsville. She and her husband Charles H. Morris were active in the Methodist Episcopal Church and at the camp meetings in Sebring and Mt. Vernon. She wrote hymns as she did her housework. Although she became blind at age 52 she continued to write hymns on a 28-foot long blackboard that her family had built for her. She is said to have written 1000 texts and many tunes including "Sweeter as the years go by." Mary Louise VanDyke Go to person page >

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First Line: When far from the fold of his love
Title: Free in Christ
Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris
Refrain First Line: Free, free, blessedly free


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His Worthy Praise #86

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