1 Freedom and life are ours
for Christ has set us free!
never again submit to powers
that lead to slavery:
Christ is the Lord who breaks
our chains, our bondage ends,
Christ is the Rescuer who makes
the helpless slaves his friends.

2 Called by the Lord to use
our freedom and be strong,
not letting liberty excuse
a life of blatant wrong:
freed from the law's stern hand
God's gift of grace to prove,
know that the law's entire demand
is gladly met by love.

3 Spirit of God, come, fill,
emancipate us all!
speak to us, Word of truth, until
before your feet we fall:
glory and liberty
our Father has decreed,
and if the Son shall make us free
we shall be free indeed!

Christopher Idle
© Christopher Idle/Jubilate Hymns Ltd
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