Showing the state of our nation in the light of God’s Holy Word

The Glories of Adoption

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

 

2. ’Tis no surprising thing
That we should be unknown;
The Jewish world knew not their King,
God’s everlasting Son.

 

3. Nor does it yet appear
How great we must be made;
But when we see our Saviour there,
We shall be like our Head.

 

4. A hope so much divine
May trials well endure,
For we, as sons in Christ, are made
As pure as he is pure.

 

5. If in my Father’s love
I share a filial part,
Send down thy Spirit, like a dove,
To rest upon my heart.

 

6. We would no longer lie
Like slaves before thy throne;
Our faith shall Abba, Father, cry,
And thou the kindred own.

 

I. WATTS

Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not. Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure.     1 John 3:1-3
 
For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.    Romans 8:15