67. Like Thee, O Lord--How Wondrous Fair

by J. Denham Smith
Like Thee, O Lord—how wondrous fair,
Lord Jesus, all Thy members are;
A life divine to them is given—
The bright inheritance of heaven.
2 Peter 1:4; Ephesians 1:14
Just as we were we came to Thee,
As heirs of wrath and misery;
Just as Thou art—now we are Thine,
We stand in righteousness divine.
1 Thessalonians 1:10; 1 Corinthians 6:20
Just as Thou art—nor doubt, nor fear,
Can e'er to those like Thee be near,
Oh boundless love! as Thee we're seen
The "righteousness of God in Him."
Ephesians 3:19; 2 Corinthians 5:21
Just as Thou art—oh blissful ray
That turned our darkness into day!
That woke us from our death of sin
To know our perfectness in Him.
1 Peter 2:9; Ephesians 2:1; Colossians 2:12
Soon, soon, mid joys on joys untold,
Thou wilt this grace and love unfold,
And worlds on worlds adoring see
The part Thy members have in Thee.
Hebrews 10:37; John 17:23
“Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.” (2 Peter 1:4)
“Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.” (Ephesians 1:14)
“And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.” (1 Thessalonians 1:10)
“For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.” (1 Corinthians 6:20)
“And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.” (Ephesians 3:19)
“For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.” (2 Corinthians 5:21)
“But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should show forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light.” (1 Peter 2:9)
“And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins.” (Ephesians 2:1)
“Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead.” (Colossians 2:12)
“For yet a little while, and he that shall come will come, and will not tarry.” (Hebrews 10:37)
“I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.” (John 17:23)