214. How Blessèd Is Our Portion! When We Look

10,10,10,10,10,12.
by J.G. Deck
1
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.
Hebrews 6:19-20; Colossians 3:3; Revelation 21:27; Romans 8:17; Revelation 5:9-13
2
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.
John 20:17; John 14:1-3; Ephesians 5:25; 1 Corinthians 15:3; Hebrews 2:14; Luke 15:4-6
3
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.
Ephesians 1:4; Romans 5:12; Ephesians 1:3
“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)
“And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb's book of life.” (Revelation 21:27)
“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 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.” (Revelation 5:9-13)
“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)