"Enslaved by Sin and Bound in Chains"
                           by Anne Steele, 1716-1778
                                  Text From:
                (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1942)p.109

        1. Enslaved by sin and bound in chains,
        Beneath its dreadful tyrant sway,
        And doomed to everlasting pains,
        We wretched, guilty captives lay.

        2. Nor gold nor gems could buy our peace,
        Nor all the world's collected store
        Suffice to purchase our release;
        A thousand worlds were all too poor.

        3. Jesus, the Lord, the mighty God,
        An all-sufficient ransom paid.
        O matchless price! His precious blood
        For vile, rebellious traitors shed.

        4. Jesus the Sacrifice became
        To rescue guilty souls from hell;
        The spotless, bleeding, dying Lamb
        Beneath avenging Justice fell.

        5. Amazing goodness! Love divine!
        Oh, may our grateful hearts adore
        The matchless grace nor yield to sin
        Nor wear its cruel fetters more!

Notes: Hymn #141 from _The Handbook to the Lutheran Hymnal_ Text: 1 Pet. 1:18-19 Author: Anne Steele, 1760 Tune: "Wenn wir in hoechsten Noeten" 1st Published in: _Genevan Psalter_, 1547
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