Hymn 450 - "Blest be the God and Father"


Blest be the God and Father

Of Jesus Christ the Son,

Who chose us for all blessing

Ere time had yet begun;

That we, redeemed, His loved ones

Might dwell with Him above,

And know the depth and fulness

Of His unbounded love. 


Where all those deep affections,

Which fill the Father's heart,

Shall find their satisfaction,

Their joy to us impart;

There we, Himself surrounding,

Shall "Abba, Father!" say,

Within those many mansions,

Prepared for that day.


E'en whilst we here are waiting

His rest on high to share,

We know our blest relation

As sons before Him there;

And by His Spirit's leading,

We "Abba, Father!" cry;

With ever-growing longing

We seek our place on high.