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A HYMN- PRAYER FOR THE NATION

This hymn is in "Singing the New Testament" ((Calvin Institute of Christian Worship) and "Lift Up Your Hearts" (new hymnal of the Christian Reformed Church in North America and Reformed Church in America).

For Freedom, Christ Has Set Us Free

ELLACOMBE 8.6.8.6 D

("I Sing the Mighty Power of God")


"For freedom, Christ has set us free!"

What joy is ours to claim!

No more enslaved, humanity

Finds life in Jesus' name.

We try, Lord, to be justified

Through all the works we do.

Yet you adopt us, saying, "Child,

It's Christ who makes you new."


We're clothed in Christ and we belong;

Now no one waits outside.

In him we find our common song;

Old ways no more divide.

"It is no longer I who live,

But Christ who lives in me."

He died for us, new life to give —

And new identity.


Now, Spirit-filled, may we be led

From ways that would destroy.

May we your people turn instead

To lives of love and joy.

May we find peace that makes us whole

And patience everywhere.

God, give us kindness, self-control,

And hearts and hands that share.


Biblical Reference: Galatians 5:1, 19, 22-23

Tune: Gesangbuch der Herzoglich Wirtembergischen Katholischen Hofkapelle, 1784

("I Sing the Mighty Power of God"; "Hail To the Lord's Anointed")

Text: Copyright © 2000 by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette. All rights reserved.

Copied from Songs of Grace: New Hymns for God and Neighbor by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette (Upper Room Books).

Email: bcgillette@comcast.net

Hymns: www.carolynshymns.com