When sin holds us tight, and chains us in the dark and the cold,
We lose our hope, misplace our courage, and we forget how to be bold.
Though we may try to break the chains that bind our heart and soul,
Our own strength is futile, if freedom is our goal.
It matters not how we scream, swear or fight,
Not promises, not pleadings, nor petitions will help us out a mite.
Chained in sin, death and darkness, are we all from Adam’s race,
Cursed to walk in darkness, never seeing God’s glorious face.
You may ask, “Why have you come to tell me, that all our hope is lost?”
Despair is not my message, but you have to know the cost!
For the freedom of our souls, there is a price that must be paid,
An account must be given for all sins which at our feet are laid.
“Freedom is not free!!”, I have heard many people say,
This is true of many things, but especially of your soul this day!
Your soul , from deaths dark clutches, can certainly be released,
Your heart made clean, your sin removed, as far as the west is from the east.
Yet the price of your release, is greater than you can bear,
Death is the price, it must be paid, sin, God’s compassion, does not share.
Now…REJOICE with me, for to you good news I bring,
The price of your release has been paid, paid by the Most High King!
His Son was sent to pay the cost, death He paid for all,
Perfect in His glory, Almighty, Eternal, for us He gave up His heavenly hall.
He came and took our punishment, the beatings, scorn and shame,
He who made the heavens and earth, and knows each star by name.
Bleeding and broken He carried OUR cross, to free us from death and sin,
The Prince of Peace, God of Hosts, knew He would ultimately win…
The moment came, His life poured out, a sinless man was dead!
The demons cheered, the angels wept, it was for US He bled!
Death was conquered soon enough, it had no power over God’s own Son,
He came back to life to give us life and freedom, if only to Him we will come!
He bought our lives, with His own life’s blood, poured out on Calvary,
He opens His arms and has loosed our chains, now we may be free!!!!!!
After all of this, why are so many still in chains?
Why do you choose the darkness, why do you choose the pains?
The door is open, the chains are broken, death defeated and gone,
All you must do is stand up and walk out, open your eyes to the dawn!
God’s only Son bought you, and offers you light and love,
He wishes to make you clean and pure from sin, to be with you forever above.
To welcome you as His child, beloved and friend,
To help you on your way, and to your death to put an end.
Linger no longer in your pit, going deeper into hell!
God has glories in store for you, that words could never tell.
Put your trust in HIM, and He will find you and carry you out,
Out of your chains, darkness and death He will take you, and the enemy He will rout.
Grab a hold and don’t let go, don’t whimper, whine or fuss,
The One who holds you will never leave you, His name is JESUS!