Enslaved by sin and bound in chains,
Beneath its dreadful tyrant sway,
And doomed to everlasting pains,
We wretched, guilty captives lay.
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.
Jesus, the Lord, the mighty God,
An all sufficient ransom paid.
O matchless price! His precious blood-
For vile, rebellious traitors shed.
Jesus the Sacrifice became-
To rescue guilty souls from hell;
The spotless, bleeding, dying Lamb-
Beneath avenging Justice fell.
Amazing goodness! Love divine!
Oh, may our grateful hearts adore-
The matchless grace nor yield to sin-
Nor wear its cruel fetters more!