17. May the Grace of Christ Our Saviour

8,7.
by J. Newton
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May the grace of Christ our Saviour,
 
And the Father's boundless love,
 
With the Holy Spirit's favor,
 
Rest upon us from above!
2 Corinthians 13:14
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Thus may we abide in union
 
With each other and the Lord,
 
And possess, in sweet communion,
 
Joys which earth can ne'er afford.
1 Corinthians 12:12-13; Galatians 3:28
“The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen. <<The second epistle to the Corinthians was written from Philippi, a city of Macedonia, by Titus and Lucas.>>.” (2 Corinthians 13:14)
“For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ. For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.” (1 Corinthians 12:12-13)
“There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.” (Galatians 3:28)