31. The Father, From Eternity

P.M.
by Nicolai, 1598
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The Father, from eternity,
 
Chose us, O Jesus Christ, in Thee,
 
In Thee, His well-belovèd:
 
And we, as given to Thee—Thy bride,
 
In Thee, Lord Jesus, can confide:
 
Thy love remains unmovèd.
 
From Thee daily
 
Strength receiving—to Thee cleaving,
 
Blessèd Jesus!
 
May we all show forth Thy praises.
Ephesians 1:4; Ephesians 1:6; Ephesians 5:25-32; 2 Timothy 1:12; Romans 8:38-39; Colossians 1:11; Acts 11:23; 1 Peter 2:9
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Before the world we'd make our boast,
 
That Thou, in whom is all our trust,
 
Art Lord of life and glory;
 
And soon Thou'lt bring us to that place
 
Where we shall see Thee face to face,
 
And, glorified, adore Thee.
 
Amen! Be then
 
Praise and blessing—never ceasing
 
To Thee given
 
Here, and when we come to heaven.
Acts 3:15; 1 Corinthians 2:8; Hebrews 10:37; Revelation 22:4; Revelation 5:13