I'M NOT IN BONDAGE NOW
Though I was born and lived in sin,
A wretched child of wrath,
Justly condemned and helpless too,
Deserving endless death-
Christ freed me from the law's dread curse,
I'm not in bondage now!
Its terrors I no longer dread,
Its wrath I'll never know!
Christ is the Lord my Righteousness,
Who lived and died for me;
Fulfilling all the law's demands,
His blood has made me free!
That blood, applied, removes my guilt
And gives me perfect peace:
There's nothing left for me to do,
I'm saved by sov'reign grace!
I will not live by legal rules,
Like slaves who know not God;
I am a son, an heir of grace,
A sinner bought by blood!
The love and grace of God in Christ
(The law of ransomed sons)
Constrain my heart, most willingly
To live for Christ alone.
(Tune: I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say)
Common Meter Double 86.86.D