Willing Captive

Unshackled from sin
Imprisoned to praise,
I’m sentenced to love Thee
For the rest of my days.
My heart has been bound
With Thy merciful cords.
My tongue has been loosed
For Thy love songs, oh Lord.
No bars, no chains
Are required on me,
For ’tis my greatest joy
To be fettered to Thee.

—Vicki Baird