24. Where Shall Our Wondering Souls Begin

6-8s.
by Wesley, 1799
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Where shall our wondering souls begin?
 
How shall we all to heaven aspire?
 
As slaves redeemed from death and sin,
 
As brands plucked from eternal fire,
 
How shall we suited triumphs raise,
 
Or sing our great Deliverer's praise?
Romans 6:16-17; Zechariah 3:2
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Oh how shall we the goodness tell,
 
Father, which Thou to us hast showed,
 
Children of wrath and doomed to hell,
 
But children now redeemed to God?
 
On earth we know our sins forgiven,
 
Blest with this antepast of heaven.
Ephesians 2:3; Revelation 5:9; Ephesians 4:32
“Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness? But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you.” (Romans 6:16-17)
“And the Lord said unto Satan, The Lord rebuke thee, O Satan; even the Lord that hath chosen Jerusalem rebuke thee: is not this a brand plucked out of the fire?” (Zechariah 3:2)
“Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.” (Ephesians 2:3)
“And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation.” (Revelation 5:9)
“And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.” (Ephesians 4:32)