The following text is an old hymn, written by William Sleeper and published over 100 years ago. Its been set to a new tune by Greg Thompson of the Indelible Grace music community (www.igracemusic.com) several years ago and ever since has come back into use by many churches. I lead worship at my church one service a week, and have introduced this song to a group of older Christians who haven’t sung anything “new” in years. Even they love it. I encourage you to meditate on the words. Remind yourself of all of the things we cast off, and the things we gain through Jesus Christ as Christians. At the bottom is a video of a group playing it at a church in NY, although I think the Indelible Grace version with Matthew Perryman Jone’s singing it is stellar and you should check it out on Indelible Grace III “For All The Saints” cd.

Out of my bondage, sorrow and night,
Jesus , I come; Jesus I come.
Into Thy freedom, gladness and light,
Jesus, I come to Thee.
Our of my sickness into Thy health,
Out of my wanting and into Thy wealth.
Out of my sin and into Thyself,
Jesus, I come to Thee.

Our of my shameful failure and loss,
Jesus, I come; Jesus, I come.
Into the glorious gain of Thy cross,
Jesus, I come to Thee.
Out of earth’s sorrows into Thy balm,
Out of life’s storms and into Thy calm,
Out of distress into jubilant psalm,
Jesus, I come to Thee.

Out of unrest and arrogant pride,
Jesus, I come; Jesus, I come.
Into Thy blessed will to abide,
Jesus, I come to Thee.
Out of myself to dwell in Thy love,
Out of despair into raptures above,
Upward forever on wings like a dove,
Jesus, I come to Thee.

Our of the fear and dread of the tomb,
Jesus, I come; Jesus, I come.
Into the joy and light of Thy home,
Jesus, I come to Thee.
Out of the depths of ruin untold,
Into the peace of Thy sheltering fold,
Ever Thy glorious face to behold,
Jesus, I come to Thee.

Find sheet music and hear a demo at http://www.igracemusic.com/hymnbook/hymns

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