9. Father, We, Thy Children, Bless Thee

8,7.
by Tregelles
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Father, we, Thy children, bless Thee
 
For Thy love on us bestowed,
 
Source of blessing! we confess Thee
 
Now, our Father and our God.
 
Wondrous was Thy love in giving
 
Jesus for our sins to die!
 
Wondrous was His grace in leaving,
 
For our sakes, the heavens on high!
Romans 8:15; 1 John 3:1; James 1:17; John 20:17; John 3:16; 1 Corinthians 15:3; Philippians 2:6-8
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Now the sprinkled blood has freed us,
 
Hast'ning onward to our rest,
 
Through the desert Thou dost lead us,
 
With Thy constant favor blest;
 
By Thy truth and Spirit guiding,
 
Earnest He of what's to come,
 
And with daily strength providing,
 
Thou dost lead Thy children home.
Hebrews 9:13-14; 1 Peter 1:2; Hebrews 4:9; Deuteronomy 8:2; John 16:13; Ephesians 1:14; Deuteronomy 33:25; Psalm 23:6
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Though our pilgrimage be dreary,
 
This is not our resting-place;
 
Shall we of the way be weary
 
When we see our Master's face?
 
No—e'en now anticipating,
 
In this hope our souls rejoice,
 
And His promised advent waiting,
 
Soon shall hear His welcome voice.
Hebrews 4:8; Hebrews 11:13-14; Revelation 22:4; Hebrews 3:6; Romans 5:2; Philippians 3:20; 1 Thessalonians 1:10; 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17
“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)
“Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.” (1 John 3:1)
“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.” (James 1:17)
“Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God.” (John 20:17)
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16)
“For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures.” (1 Corinthians 15:3)
“Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God. But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men. And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.” (Philippians 2:6-8)
“For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh. How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?” (Hebrews 9:13-14)
“Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied.” (1 Peter 1:2)
“There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God.” (Hebrews 4:9)
“And thou shalt remember all the way which the Lord thy God led thee these forty years in the wilderness, to humble thee, and to prove thee, to know what was in thine heart, whether thou wouldest keep his commandments, or no.” (Deuteronomy 8:2)
“Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will show you things to come.” (John 16:13)
“Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.” (Ephesians 1:14)
“Thy shoes shall be iron and brass; and as thy days, so shall thy strength be.” (Deuteronomy 33:25)
“Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.” (Psalm 23:6)
“For if Jesus had given them rest, then would he not afterward have spoken of another day.” (Hebrews 4:8)
“These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth. For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a country.” (Hebrews 11:13-14)
“And they shall see his face; and his name shall be in their foreheads.” (Revelation 22:4)