1 John 3:1-3, Gal 4:6 - Our Adoption

Words: Isaac Watts, "Hymns and Spiritual Songs"


   1     Behold what wondrous grace
         The Father has bestowed
      On sinners of a mortal race,
         To call them sons of God!

   2     'Tis no surprising thing
         That we should be unknown;
      The Jewish world knew not their King,
         God's everlasting Son.

   3     Nor doth it yet appear
         How great we must be made;
      But when we see our Savior here,
         We shall be like our head.

   4     A hope so much divine
         May trials well endure;
      May purge our souls from sense and sin,
         As Christ the Lord is pure.

   5     If in my Father's love
         I share a filial part,
      Send down thy Spirit like a dove,
         To rest upon my heart.

   6     We would no longer lie
         Like slaves beneath the throne;
      My faith shall Abba, Father, cry,
         And thou the kindred own.

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