Freedom Rings
Lyrics and Music by: Jennifer Sides


Copyright © 2001, Jennifer Sides

I CAN HEAR THE CRIES OF PEOPLE
AS THEIR RUNNING IN THE STREETS
FULL OF FEAR IN THE FACE OF TRAGEDY
STRIPPED OF ALL THEIR HOPE
WONDERING WHAT IS LEFT
OF THE PEACE THEY HOLD SO DEAR
THEN I SEE THEM COME TOGETHER
TO GRIEVE FROM ALL THEIR PAIN
THATíS WHEN I HEAR A VOICE
FROM THE CROWD SOFTLY SAY

FREEDOM RINGS IN MY HEART
AND IT ECHOES IN MY SOUL
WHEN THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD
MARCHES IN AND TAKES CONTROL
HEíS THE ANCHOR WHEN
THE STORMS OF LIFE
RAGE ALL AROUND ME
THE ANSWER TO MY PRAYERS
WHEN I AM WEAK
AND THIS JOY HEíS GIVEN ME
CANNOT BE STRIPPED AWAY
FOR IT IS IN CHRIST ALONE
THAT WE ARE FREE
AND FREEDOM TRULY RINGS

SLOWLY ONE BY ONE
THE PEOPLE WHO WERE GATHERED
HELD HANDS AND BEGAN TO PRAY
AT THE ALTER OF GRACE
LAYING DOWN THEIR BURDENS
ASKING JESUS IN THEIR HEARTS
AND THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD
FELL UPON THEM LIKE A DOVE
ITíS NOT FREEDOM IN THIS COUNTRY
THAT GIVES THE PEACE WE NEED
ITíS THE PEACE OF GOD WITHIN THE SOULS
OF THOSE WHO CHOOSE TO BELIEVE
FREEDOM RINGS
FREEDOM RINGS
FREEDOM RINGS
FREEDOM RINGS