18*. And Is It So! I Shall Be Like Thy Son

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by J.N.D., 1872
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And is it so! I shall be like Thy Son,
 
Is this the grace which He for me has won?
 
Father of glory, thought beyond all thought,
 
In glory, to His own blest likeness brought.
1 John 3:2; Psalm 17:15; Ephesians 1:17
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Oh, Jesus, Lord, who loved me like to Thee?
 
Fruit of Thy work, with Thee, too, there to see
 
Thy glory, Lord, while endless ages roll,
 
Myself the prize and travail of Thy soul.
John 15:13; John 17:24; Isaiah 53:11
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Yet it must be, Thy love had not its rest
 
Were Thy redeemed not with Thee fully blest;
 
That love that gives not as the world, but shares
 
All it possesses with its loved co-heirs.
John 14:27; Romans 8:17
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Nor I alone, Thy loved ones all, complete
 
In glory, round Thee there with joy shall meet,
 
All like Thee, for Thy glory like Thee, Lord,
 
Object supreme of all, by all adored.
Revelation 5:8-14
“Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.” (1 John 3:2)
“As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness.” (Psalm 17:15)
“That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him.” (Ephesians 1:17)
“Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” (John 15:13)
“Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world.” (John 17:24)
“He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities.” (Isaiah 53:11)
“Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” (John 14:27)
“And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.” (Romans 8:17)
“And when he had taken the book, the four beasts and four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps, and golden vials full of odors, which are the prayers of saints. And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation. And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth. And I beheld, and I heard the voice of many angels round about the throne and the beasts and the elders: and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands. Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honor, and glory, and blessing. And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honor, and glory, and power, be unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever. And the four beasts said, Amen. And the four and twenty elders fell down and worshipped him that liveth for ever and ever.” (Revelation 5:8-14)