My Freedom Hymn

This is a really great and upbeat contemporary Christian song!  Play it!  You’ll love it too!

~ Christine


Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 8:36“Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed.

Austin French – Freedom Hymn Lyrics

From the album Freedom Hymn (Single)

I push, I pull
Go back and forth finding myself pounding on a locked door
I try to make it out alone without your help
But I know I’ll never win this war
I can never be, never be, free without you
I can never be, never be, me without you

This is the sound of chains breaking
This is the beat of a heart changing
This is a song of a soul forgiven
This is my freedom hymn
This is my freedom hymn
This is my freedom hymn

I breathe the air of freedom in knowing my life
Is better off in Your hands
The past is gone what’s done is done
Now I’m alive
I’m never gonna look back
I can never be, never be, free without you
I can never be, never be, me without you

Who the Son sets

Is free indeed

Who the Son sets

Is free indeed
Who the Son sets


Is free
I’m free

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Writer(s): Austin French, Kayliann Lowe, Douglas Lowe, Kyle Lee and Jacob Harrison


Unchecked Copy BoxGal 5:1Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free,[fn] and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage.

Behind The Song: Austin French Shares The Heart Behind His Debut Single “Freedom Hymn”

This week’s featured song story comes to us from new artist Austin French. We’re excited to share with you the story behind his debut single “Freedom Hymn.”

God moved me and my family to Del Ray Beach, Florida. I didn’t know it, but that city is the recovery capital of the world, and that really changed my perspective on a lot of things. I learned really quickly that the recovery community is raw and real and you have to be ok with not being ok. But in that spot…that’s where people met Jesus. ‘Freedom Hymn’ is a song not just for the recovery community of Del Ray Beach. ‘Freedom Hymn’ is a song for the recovery community worldwide – the church. We’re all recovering from something and we all have a song to sing. John 8:36 says that ‘whoever the Son sets free is free indeed.’ That means we have a song to sing… we have a hymn to sing. We know what the sound of chains breaking in our life sounds like and we know the one who indeed sets us free. We have been set free by Jesus!” Austin French


3 Responses to “My Freedom Hymn”

  1. christinewjc Says:

    The tragic suicides of celebrities like Robin Williams, and more recently, designer Kate Spade and world traveler Anthony Bourdain not only end their physical lives, but also contribute to an uptick of about 10% more suicides by those who may be suffering from pain, heartache, health issues, loss of a loved one, or any other reason that compels a person to take their own life.

    Each person has their own reason(s) for doing such a thing. In an article entitled A Christian Response to Suicide or Suicidal Thoughts from The Biblical Counsel Center, we read what to do or say to anyone who may be considering ending their life.


    The Root Cause

    In order to give a wise answer to someone contemplating suicide, we must understand how the Bible describes the human condition and how we respond to life in a fallen world. Suicide begins long before someone actually takes his own life. (Prov. 13:12) We often describe it like this: Disappointment lead to discontentment, discontentment leads to despair and despair leads to destructive choices.

    We must understand that suicide begins with “disappointment” and the reasons can be as diverse as we are. For instance:
    •The disappointment of lost job or denied college application
    •The disappointment of divorce or destructive relationships
    •The disappointment of an addiction spiraling out of control
    •The disappointment of depressive feelings that won’t relent
    •The disappointment of bankruptcy, foreclosure or forced life transition
    •The disappointment of a bully who won’t give in
    •The disappointment of exposed private indiscretions
    •The disappointment of a terminal diagnosis or unwanted longevity
    of life

    Every suicidal person has a story and it begins with disappointment. It doesn’t begin with an organ malfunction, brain disease or a resistance by over-using anti-depressants. All of these things may be currently present, but suicide is far more complicated than a simple disease pathology or a medicinal side-effect. When we reduce the stories involved in suicide down to these factors, or even emphasize these factors, we don’t help people learn to live with disappointments in a healthier way. We may, in fact, actually be counter-productive by implying that suicide is as unpreventable as cancer.

    Struggling with suicidal thoughts feels much like being stuck in the wilderness. Yet God reminds us that even when we don’t feel loved in the wilderness, we are still loved by a faithful God. Jeremiah delivered this message from the Lord to his children who were frustrated while feeling far from God as they wandered.

    Thus says the LORD: “The people who survived the sword found grace in the wilderness; when Israel sought for rest, 3 the LORD appeared to him from far away. I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore I have continued my faithfulness to you.” (Jeremiah 31:2-3 ESV)

    Don’t worry about having all the answers (no one does) but be a friend who shows faithful love, listens to their wilderness story and reminds them of the sufficient grace found in Christ.

    If you need immediate help, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available 24/7 at 800-273-8255., or go to

    Hat tip: Truth 2 Freedom blog


  2. christinewjc Says:

    There are many blog posts about the recent suicides of two celebrities. Some helpful, others are not. Via Truth 2 Freedom blog, I found one that asks a pertinent question:

    The End Mailbag: Do people who commit suicide go to hell?

    That’s a question that often comes up when suicide cases are in the news.

    Since I was raised in the Catholic faith, I know about the stark differences between biblical Christianity vs. Catholicism. The concept of a place called “purgatory” is not biblical. There are only two destinations after death. Heaven or hell. How one answers the question concerning salvation in Jesus Christ alone determines one’s final destination.


    If a person is indeed saved by faith, they can never lose their salvation. The Spirit indwelling us is the secure guarantee of that. (Ephesians 1:14, 2 Corinthians 1:22).

    Much more at link above.


  3. christinewjc Says:

    Found another really good blog post and article link over at Insanitybytes blog

    The What Ultimately Took Kate Spade And Anthony Bourdain Wasn’t Mental Illness. It Was Something Worse.


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