Praises for Thy Glorious Grace
MT. CALVARY | Bible Passage
Mark Minnick, b. 1953
Joan J. Pinkston, b. 1947
God and Father of our Saviour,
Praise for glories of Thy grace.
Ev'ry blessing purposed favor,
Granted in Thy Son's embrace.
God and Father, we would bless Thee;
Help us praise Thee in this place.
Hallelujah, blessed Father,
Praises for Thy glorious grace.
Chosen sinners, long predestined,
To be holy, blameless still,
Made Thy sons by love unfathomed.
Oh, the kindness of Thy will.
Thine own Son, love's dear Redeemer,
Ransom's price His precious blood;
Sins forgiven for the treasure
Of that ageless, cleansing flood.
Myst'ry of eternal wisdom,
Thy good pleasure now made known;
Heav'n and earth's entire creation
Bent beneath Thy Son's bright throne.
Thou, intent Thine heirs to make us,
Workest all things to this will,
That those hoping first in Jesus
Might with praise the heavens fill.
Bless Thee for Thy promised Spirit,
Holy Spirit, Christians' seal;
Pledge we shall in Christ inherit
What redemption shall reveal!
3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:
4 According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:
5 Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,
6 To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.
7 In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;
8 Wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence;
9 Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself:
10 That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him:
11 In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:
12 That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ.
13 In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,
14 Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.