7*. Blest Be the God and Father

7,6.
by G.W. Frazer
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Blest be the God and Father
 
Of Jesus Christ the Son,
 
Who chose us for all blessing
 
Ere time had yet begun,
 
That we redeemed—His children—
 
Might dwell with Him above,
 
And know the depth and fullness
 
Of His unbounded love.
Ephesians 1:3-7; Galatians 3:13; 1 Peter 1:18; John 14:3; Ephesians 3:18-19
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Where all those deep affections,
 
Which fill the Father's heart,
 
Shall find their satisfaction,
 
Their joy to us impart;
 
Where we, His throne surrounding,
 
Shall Abba, Father, say,
 
Within those many mansions
 
Preparèd for that day.
Ephesians 3:9; Revelation 4:4; Galatians 4:6; John 14:2
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E'en whilst we here are waiting,
 
His rest on high to share,
 
We know our blest relation
 
As children to Him there,
 
And by His Spirit's leading,
 
We Abba, Father, cry;
 
With ever-growing longing
 
We seek our home on high.
Romans 8:23; 1 Thessalonians 1:10; Hebrews 4:9; 1 John 3:2; Romans 8:15
“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ. According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love. Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will. To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved. In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace.” (Ephesians 1:3-7)
“Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree.” (Galatians 3:13)
“Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers.” (1 Peter 1:18)
“And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.” (John 14:3)
“May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height. And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.” (Ephesians 3:18-19)
“And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ.” (Ephesians 3:9)
“And round about the throne were four and twenty seats: and upon the seats I saw four and twenty elders sitting, clothed in white raiment; and they had on their heads crowns of gold.” (Revelation 4:4)
“And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.” (Galatians 4:6)
“In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.” (John 14:2)
“And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.” (Romans 8:23)
“And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.” (1 Thessalonians 1:10)
“There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God.” (Hebrews 4:9)
“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)
“For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.” (Romans 8:15)