A hymn I wrote in August of 2013, inspired by the Mr. Pipes series by Douglas Bond, the Viking Quest series by L.W. Johnson, and by the 2013 Bible Bee study of 1 John. The meter (and this is the only hymn I’ve written that I’ve successfully fitted to a meter) is 126.96.36.199, or Common Meter for those of you who care to know… 🙂
You came to earth and shed Your blood
To ransom me from sin;
My captive soul, You rescuéd
And freed me from within.
Born in to bondage, Adam’s child
I’d no hope on my own;
No other could pay ransom’s price
But You, and You alone.
Pure, sinless blood – this was the fee
Requir’d to set me free.
Great, glorious God, You paid the cost –
Redeemed and rescued me!
Because of Your great love for me,
Despite my worm-like state,
I’m free from sin’s dark slavery –
Your Name alone is great!
Why should I fear? You’ve ransomed me
And set me free indeed!
You’ve called my name and summoned me.
Praise God! My soul is freed!