THE CHOSEN RACE
The Lord's elect all number more
Than sands upon the shore,
A multitude that's greater far
Than all the heav'nly stars.
And I'm one of that chosen race
By God's eternal grace:
An heir of God, joint-heir with Christ;
I'm saved in Jesus Christ!
Christ for His own atonement made,
Their ransom fully paid:
Redeemed by Jesus' precious blood
They're reconciled to God.
Those favored ones, deserving wrath,
Are saved from sin and death;
By sov'reign grace they're born again,
In Christ freed from all sin.
Complete in Christ, they are secure;
By grace they must endure,
'Til blameless at God's throne they stand
A race of perfect men.
(Tune: My Faith Has Found a Resting Place)
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