7*. Blest Be the God and Father

7,6.
by G.W. Frazer
1
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.
2
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.
3
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.
“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)