141. In Deep, Eternal Counsel

7,6.
by G.W. Frazer
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In deep, eternal counsel,
 
Before the world was made,
 
Before its deep foundations
 
On nothingness were laid;
 
God purposed us for blessing,
 
And chose us in His Son,
 
To Him to be conformèd,
 
When here our course was run.
Ephesians 1:4,11; Ephesians 3:11; Job 26:7; Romans 8:29
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In present, blest acceptance
 
In Him who came to die;
 
In Him who now is seated
 
At Thy right hand on high;
 
In grace, which is unchanging,
 
We stand from day to day,
 
And prove the boundless mercies
 
Which strew our pilgrim way.
Ephesians 1:6; Mark 10:45; Ephesians 1:20; Romans 5:2; Lamentations 3:22; Psalm 23:6
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And when the day of glory
 
Shall burst upon this scene,
 
Dispelling all the darkness
 
Which deep'ning still had been;
 
Oh, then He'll come in brightness,
 
Whom every eye shall see,
 
Arrayed in power and glory,
 
And we shall with Him be.
Colossians 3:4; 2 Timothy 3:1-5; Revelation 1:7; Luke 21:27; John 17:24; 1 Thessalonians 4:17
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For He who left His glory,
 
To die upon the tree,
 
Will soon complete the story
 
And come again, and we
 
Conformèd to His image
 
As known, be brought to know,
 
And with increasing fervor,
 
Our ceaseless praises flow.
John 17:5; 1 Peter 2:24; John 14:3; Romans 8:29; 1 Corinthians 13:12
“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.” (Ephesians 1:4)
“In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will.” (Ephesians 1:11)
“According to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Ephesians 3:11)
“He stretcheth out the north over the empty place, and hangeth the earth upon nothing.” (Job 26:7)
“For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.” (Romans 8:29)
“To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.” (Ephesians 1:6)
“For even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.” (Mark 10:45)
“Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places.” (Ephesians 1:20)