214. How Blessèd Is Our Portion! When We Look

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by J.G. Deck
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How blessèd is our portion! when we look
 
Upward, within the veil, our life is there:
 
Our names are written in the Lamb's own book,
 
For grace hath made us each with Him an heir
 
Of all those glories which by right belong
 
To Him, whose worthiness is heaven's eternal song.
“Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and which entereth into that within the veil. Whither the forerunner is for us entered, even Jesus, made an high priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.” (Hebrews 6:19-20)
“For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.” (Colossians 3:3)
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We have a Father in the heavens above,
 
We have a happy home prepared on high,
 
We have a Saviour whose surpassing love
 
Made Him content e'en for our sins to die;
 
He fought, and has our cruel foes o'ercome
 
And has engaged to guard, and bring us safely home.
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Yes! blessèd is our portion! blessèd He,
 
Who, in His grace before the world began,
 
Did set on us His love, sovereign and free,
 
On us the sinful heirs of dying man:
 
And blest us with all blessings in His Son
 
Whose priceless love our hearts from sin and folly won.
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