Once I was bound by sin’s galling fetters;Chained like a slave, I struggled in vain.But I received a glorious freedom,When Jesus broke my fetters in twain.
Glorious freedom! Wonderful freedom!No more in chains of sin I repine!Jesus the glorious Emancipator—Now and forever He shall be mine.
Freedom from all the carnal affections;Freedom from envy, hatred and strife;Freedom from vain and worldly ambitions;Freedom from all that saddened my life!
Freedom from pride and all sinful follies;Freedom from love and glitter of gold;Freedom from evil temper and anger;Glorious freedom, rapture untold!
Freedom from fear with all of its torments;Freedom from care with all of its pain;Freedom in Christ, my blessèd Redeemer—He Who has rent my fetters in twain.