CXCIX. Adoption in Christ

1 Now are we sons of God!
Nor doth it yet appear
What heights of bliss, thro' Jesus' blood,
For us prepared are.

2 This we already know,
When Christ, our righteousness,
Shall shew himself to men below,
We shall be as he is.

3 Yea in this world are we,
As Jesus is above;
As him, from sin and Satan free,
As perfected in love.

4 Invisible are we
To this blind world below;
There's none but such who Jesus see,
Can us discern or know.

5 All that which doth appear
Of us, or can be known,
By reason's eye, to mortals here,
We utterly disown.

6 We call it dung and dross,
The man from whom we cease;
To own it our's, is pain and loss,
And saps the christian's peace.

7 Jesus alone we own,
And nothing know beside;
In him, as free from sin, we're known,
His pure and holy bride.

8 In him we now confess,
We are the Lord's delight,
His rest, his joy and righteousness,
All glorious in his sight.

9 We are as we would be;
Nor have we yet to choose;
As Christ the Son, we're ever free,
Nor can that sonship lose.

Text Information
First Line: Now are we sons of God
Title: Adoption in Christ
Author: James Relly
Meter: S. M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1792
Scripture: ; ;
Topic: Attributes, Characters, Names, and Offices of Christ, from the New Testatment
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