Hymns, #741

Various Aspects of the Inner Life - The Adoption

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Lyrics:Witness Lee
Music:W. P. Rowlands

Hymn using same tune: #946


God ordained us unto sonship,

Ere creation's work was done,

To conform us by His Spirit

To the image of His Son;

That His only dear Begotten

Might become the firstborn One,

And by Him with many brethren

His expression full be won.


By divine regeneration

We the sons of God became,

But we must mature to fullness,

Thus the birthright to obtain.

Born and fully grown to manhood,

God's adoption we may share;

By the measure of full stature,

We God's sonship will declare.


All our spirit, soul and body

Unto Christ conformed must be;

This will be accomplished fully

When our glorious Lord we see.

By our body's full redemption

Shall adoption be complete;

By the final transformation

All God's purpose we shall meet.


By that final transformation,

We'll be fully sanctified;

God will bring us into glory,

With His Son identified.

All creation is expecting

Sons of God revealed to be,

That they might be freed from bondage

Into glorious liberty.

Hymn #741