Christ, not religion
|To be set free from the bond of sin,
To have the joy and peace within,
To live a life full of meaning,
Believe into the Lord.
Man’s way to please God—religion;
God’s way—a living Person;
Christ is God’s way of salvation;
Believe and you’ll be saved.
|It pleases God to rescue us
Out of this present evil age,
And to reveal His Son in us—
Most peerless One of all!
|We have received Christ the Spirit
Through faith and not our merit;
Having begun by the Spirit,
We learn to live by faith.
We are the sons of the living God,
Enjoy the blessings of our Lord,
Grace to our spirit He doth afford,
From our self-effort freed.
|Oh what a joy! Christ now lives in us;
No longer I—how glorious!
He’s daily growing within us
Till He is formed in us.
We live and walk by the Spirit,
Enjoy the fruit of the Spirit;
To Him our whole lives we commit;
All else is vanity.