XLI. Electing and Sanctifying Grace

1 Jesus, we bless thy Father's name;
Thy God and ours are both the same;
What heav'nly blessings from his throne
Flow down to sinners thro' his Son!

2 "Christ be my first elect," he said,
Then chose our souls in Christ our head,
Before he gave the mountains birth,
Or laid foundations for the earth.

3 Thus did eternal love begin
To raise us up from death and sin;
Our characters were then decreed,
"Blameless in love, a holy seed."

4 Predestinated to be sons,
Born by degrees, but chose at once;
A new regenerated race,
To praise the glory of his grace.

5 With Christ our Lord we share our part
In the affections of his heart;
Nor shall our souls be thence remov'd,
'Till he forgets his first belov'd.

Text Information
First Line: Jesus, we bless thy Father's name
Title: Electing and Sanctifying Grace
Meter: L. M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1799
Topic: Electing and sanctifying grace
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