“She must and shall go free!”

“All her debts were cast on me.
And she must and shall go free!”

A beautiful depiction of Christ pleading for His Bride, the Church. Found in #534 in Gadsby’s Hymnal:

        1       Mercy speaks by Jesus’ blood;
Hear and sing, ye sons of God;
Justice satisfied indeed;
Christ has full atonement made.

2       Jesus’ blood speaks loud and sweet;
Here all Deity can meet,
And, without a jarring voice,
Welcome Zion to rejoice.

3       Should the law against her roar,
Jesus’ blood still speaks with power,
“All her debts were cast on me,
                      And she must and shall go free.”

4       Peace of conscience, peace with God,
We obtain through Jesus’ blood;
Jesus’ blood speaks solid rest;
We believe, and we are blest.

You can hear a Sandra McCracken retuned arrangement here (husband Derek Webb released this as the title track of his first post-Caedmon’s Call album, She Must And Shall Go Free)

“But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to innumerable angels in festal gathering, and to the assembly of the firstborn who are enrolled in heaven, and to God, the judge of all, and to the spirits of the righteous made perfect, and to Jesus, the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood that speaks a better word than the blood of Abel.” –  Hebrews 12:22-24 (ESV)