“So that my bonds in Christ are manifest in all the palace, and in all other places;” Philippians 3:13
The world was bound in chains of sin,
With no hope of release.
All earth was darkness, and within
There was no trace of peace.
Then to our rescue came God’s Son,
Though bound Himself with chains.
And yet He freed us, every one,
With mercy that constrains.
For Christ was bound with higher bands—
The bands of freest love,
Yet chose to let them bind His hands,
Which proves He rules above.
And we may know this freedom rare,
That true submission holds.
For through Christ’s bondage we may share
The freedom love unfolds.