1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Freedom from pride and all sinful follies,
    Freedom from love and glitter of gold;
    Freedom from evil temper and anger,
    Glorious freedom, rapture untold.
  4. Freedom from fear with all of its torments,
    Freedom from care with all of its pain;
    Freedom in Christ my blessed Redeemer,
    He who has rent my fetters in twain.