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“I’m A Prisoner Of Love”

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My wife and I have been singing old songs in our van as we’ve traveled down the road recently. We’ve especially sung this old song written by Dottie Rambo and made dear to our hearts by Sis. Emile O’Brien. For some reason we can’t quit singing these words.


By Dottie Rambo


When I came to Jesus I settled it all.

I gave him my life to control,

Neither fear no persuasion could draw me to Christ.

But His love has captured my soul


He holds me secure with his love strong and true.

I’m happy his servant to be.

In bondage to Jesus forever I’ll stay

My soul doesn’t want to be free.


I’m a prisoner of love (I’m a prisoner of love)

A slave to the master

I willingly toil (I willingly toil)

Through the heat and the cold

I seek no reward (I seek no reward)

In this world below.

But a payday will come (but a payday will come)

When the pearly gates unfold.

Written by Martyn Ballestero

September 1, 2010 at 2:05 am

Posted in Love

6 Responses

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  1. When one becomes a prisoner, there is no longer a need or requirement to attempt to decide what to do!


    September 1, 2010 at 10:59 am

  2. My pastor and his wife sing this song and I love to hear it!!

    Heidi Flowers

    September 1, 2010 at 2:55 pm

  3. I still remember my mother and father singing this song in church when I was growing up. God bless…

    Paul Weaver

    September 1, 2010 at 4:18 pm

  4. We said goodbye to Brother Morento today who was alays on the front row shouting and dancing and carrying that umbrella and waring red suspenders. he died of colon cancer. They are cremating him after the funeral today. Lots ofshouting and dancing and worshipping going on and the widow just shouted and danced. We sung that song I am a friend of God and also This is how we overcome,,,you have turned our mourning into dancing, you have turned our sorrows into joy…….And yes, I know word for word, I am a prisoner of love, I sung it many times a a young teenager.

    Janell and tom Puleo

    September 1, 2010 at 10:10 pm

  5. I just just see Sis O’Brien, with her head thrown back, singing with all her heart. What a great memory!!!


    September 2, 2010 at 10:40 pm

  6. Looking forward to listen to the music

    Ohaechesi Joshua

    December 16, 2015 at 8:38 am

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