1. Once like a bird in prison I dwelt,
No freedom from my sorrow I felt.
But Jesus came and listened to me,
And, glory to God, He set me free.
He set me free, He set me free.
He broke the bonds of prison for me;
I'm glorybound my Jesus to see,
For glory to God, He set me free.
2. Now I am climbing higher each day,
Darkness of night has drifted away.
My feet are planted on higher ground,
And glory to God, I'm homeward bound.
3. Goodbye to sin and things that confound,
Naught of this world shall turn me around.
Daily I'm working, I'm praying, too,
And glory to God, I'm going through.