Don Fortner


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)

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