I have been reminded of this song this past weekend.  I am exhausted with the mindset that places the new covenant in competition with the old.  I am exhausted with trying to make alive  a dead religious system and structure that has a form of godliness but denies the power.  There is only way to experience the freedom, the love, the power and the grace of God, and it’s in the name of Jesus the Christ and through faith in that name only.  Not by might, or by power but only by the spirit says God.

So long I had searched for life's meaning,

Enslaved by the world and my greed;

Then the door of the prison was opened by love,

For the ransom was paid - I was free.

I'm free from the fear of tomorrow,

I'm free from the guilt of the past;

For I've traded my shackles for a glorious song,

I'm Free! Praise the Lord! Free at last!

I'm free from the guilt that I carried,

From that dull empty life I'm set free;

For when I met Jesus, He made me complete,

He forgot how foolish I used to be.

I'm free from the fear of tomorrow,

I'm free from the guilt of the past;

For I've traded my shackles for a glorious song,

I'm Free! Praise the Lord! Free at last!