200. Once We Stood in Condemnation

8,7.
by G.W. Frazer
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Once we stood in condemnation,
 
Waiting thus the sinner's doom,
 
Christ in death has wrought salvation,
 
God has raised Him from the tomb.
John 3:18; Romans 5:8-9; Acts 13:29-30
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As strangers then to God we lived,
 
Filled with enmity and fear;
 
Our souls from death He has reprieved,
 
Love revealed and brought us near.
Ephesians 2:12,19; Romans 5:10; Romans 8:15; John 5:24; 2 Corinthians 1:10; Ephesians 2:13
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Now we see in Christ's acceptance
 
But the measure of our own;
 
Him who lay beneath our sentence,
 
Seated high upon the throne.
Ephesians 1:6; Romans 4:25; Hebrews 8:1
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Quickened, raised, and in Him seated,
 
We a full deliverance know;
 
Every foe has been defeated,
 
Every enemy laid low.
Ephesians 2:5-6; Colossians 1:13; Exodus 14:30
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Now we have a life in union
 
With the risen life above;
 
Now we drink in sweet communion
 
Some rich foretaste of His love.
Colossians 3:3; 1 John 1:3
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Soon, O Lord, in brightest glory,
 
All its vastness we'll explore;
 
Soon we'll cast our crowns before Thee,
 
Whilst we worship and adore.
Revelation 4:10-11
“He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.” (John 3:18)
“But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.” (Romans 5:8-9)
“And when they had fulfilled all that was written of him, they took him down from the tree, and laid him in a sepulchre. But God raised him from the dead.” (Acts 13:29-30)
“That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world.” (Ephesians 2:12)
“Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God.” (Ephesians 2:19)