Our failing lies in lauding past,
in worshiping it first and last,
too closely letting law rule mind,
neglecting love and grace that bind
us to the Lord who gave us these
to break our chains, our troubles ease.
Today we’re no more master/slave;
God sent Christ to His children save.
His grace and love dissolves our chains
allowing us our fill of gains
if we love God, our neighbor too
and let the Spirit feed our view.
Anew an army’s rising now
to meet you here and show you how
to drop the chains and live free lives,
a life of joy, a life that thrives.
Surrender now; give Him control.
He’ll heal your heart and make you whole.
A walk with Jesus helps us place
our faith in Father’s vast embrace.
Abiding in the Spirit’s gaze
reminds us where to fix our praise
and just who raises up our prayers,
this everlasting hope prepares.
His Name is Grace, Love, Hope and Peace.
His message is: Love must increase
for neighbor, friend and enemy.
Without this we will not be free
or show the world we follow Him.
Oh please, don’t let His light grow dim.