449. Adoption

1 Behold! what wondrous grace
The Father has bestowed
On sinners of a mortal race,
To call them sons of God!

2 Nor doth it yet appear
How great we must be made;
But when we see our Saviour here,
We shall be like our Head.

3 A hope so much divine
May trials well endure,
May purge our souls from sense and sin,
As Christ the Lord is pure.

4 If in my Father's love
I share a filial part,
Send down thy Spirit, like a dove,
To rest upon my head.

5 We would no longer lie
Like slaves beneath the throne;
Our faith shall Abba, Father! cry,
And thou the kindred own.

Text Information
First Line: Behold! what wondrous grace
Title: Adoption
Author: Isaac Watts
Language: English
Publication Date: 1888
Scripture: ; ; ; ;
Topic: Abba, Father; Adoption; Christians: Privileges (2 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: Geo. Kingsley
Meter: S. M.
Key: C Major

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