Before the foundation of the world

His beloved were found in Him;

Those chosen unto eternal life

And delivered from their sin.

In Him they have redemption

Through His precious sacrifice;

Through the blood that was shed on the cross

Where forgiveness and grace sufficed.

In Him is obtained an inheritance

Who works all things for His purpose,

According to His sovereign will

So His glory will shine and surface.

In Him they also trusted

When the word of truth was heard;

The gospel of salvation

With the promise in His word.

In Him is eternal life

With rivers of flowing water,

Where they never will thirst again;

His adopted sons and daughters.

In Him is the guarantee

When with the Holy Spirit they’re sealed,

Once they repent and are baptised

And through Him are spiritually healed.

In Him is life abundant

When they’re grafted in His vine,

And are nourished with truth and righteousness

Where at His wedding feast they’ll dine.

In Him they are grounded;

Once lost but now they’re found,

And rooted in wisdom and prudence

Where blessings they abound.

(C) P.B. 2021

“Just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love, having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will, to the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He made us accepted in the Beloved.”  Ephesians 1:4-6

“In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace which He made to abound toward us in all wisdom and prudence..”  Ephesians 1:7-8

“In Him also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestined according to the purpose of Him who works all things according to the counsel of His will, that we who first trusted in Christ should be to the praise of His glory.”  Ephesians 1:11-12

“In Him you also trusted, after you heard the word of truth, the gospel of salvation; in whom also, having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise, who is the guarantee of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, to the praise of His glory.”  Ephesians 1:13-14