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by Steven Curtis Chapman

The sun was beating down inside the walls of stone and razor wire
As we made our way across the prison yard
I felt my heart begin to race as we drew nearer to the place
Where they say that death is waiting in the dark

The slamming doors of iron echoed through the halls
Where despair holds life within its cruel claws

But then I met a man who's face seemed so strangely out of place
A blinding light of hope was shining in his eyes
And with repentance in his voice he told me of his tragic choice
That led him to this place where he must pay the price

But then his voice grew strong as he began to tell
About the One he said had rescued him from hell

He said I'm free, yeah, oh, I have been forgiven
God's love has taken off my chains and given me these wings
And I'm free, yeah, yeah and the freedom I've been given
Is something that not even death can take away from me
Because I'm free, Jesus set me free

We said a prayer and said goodbye and tears began to fill my eyes
As I stepped back out into the blinding sun
And even as I drove away I found that I could not escape
The way he spoke of what the grace of God had done

I thought about how sin had sentenced us to die
And how God gave His only Son so you and I could say

I'm free, yeah, oh, I have been forgiven
God's love has taken off my chains and given me these wings
And I'm free, yeah, yeah and the freedom I've been given
Is something that not even death can take away from me
Because I'm free

And if the Son has set you free, oh, if the Son has set you free
Then you are free indeed, oh, you are really free
If the Son has set you free, oh, if the Son has set you free
Then you are free, really, really, free

Oh, we're free, yeah, oh, we have been forgiven
God's grace has broken every chain and given us these wings
And we're free, yeah, yeah and the freedom we've been given
Is something that not even death can take from you and me
Because we're free, yeah, the freedom we've been given
Is something that not even death can take from you and me
Because we're free

Oh, we're free,yeah, yeah
We are free, we are free, yeah, yeah
The Son has set us free

If the Son has set you free, you are free indeed
If the Son has set you free, you are free indeed
If the Son has set you free, you are free indeed
If the Son has set you free, you are free indeed

If the Son has set you free, you are free indeed
If the Son has set you free, you are free indeed
If the Son has set you free, you are free indeed
We are free
If the Son has set you free, you are free indeed

If the Son has set you free, you are free indeed
If the Son has set you free, you are free indeed
If the Son has set you free, you are free indeed
If the Son has set you free, you are free indeed

If the Son has set you free, you are free indeed
If the Son has set you free, you are free indeed
If the Son has set you free, you are free indeed
If the Son has set you free, you are free indeed
If the Son has set you free, you are free indeed
You are free indeed, you are free indeed, free indeed