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BibleGateway: Ephesians 1:3-14

ESV Text: Ephesians 1:3-14

KJV Text:

The section starts at about 0:14 and ends at about 1:53

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     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.(KJV)

Hymn: TLH 372:
Through Jesus’ Blood and Merit

— Organ Audio

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1. Through Jesus’ blood and merit 
I am at peace with God; 
What, then, can daunt my spirit, 
However dark my road? 
My courage shall not fail me, 
For God is on my side; 
Though hell itself assail me, 
Its rage I may deride. 

2. There’s naught that me can sever 
From the great love of God; 
No want, no pain, whatever, 
No famine, peril, flood. 
Though thousand foes surround me, 
For slaughter mark Thy sheep, 
They never shall confound me, 
The victory I shall reap. 

3. Yea, neither life’s temptation 
Nor death’s so trying hour, 
Nor angels of high station, 
Nor any other power, 
Nor things that now are present, 
Nor things that are to come, 
Nor height, however pleasant, 
Nor depths of deepest gloom. 

4. Nor any creature ever 
Shall from the love of God 
This wretched sinner sever; 
For in my Savior’s blood 
This love its fountain taketh; 
He hears my faithful prayer 
And nevermore forsaketh 
His own dear child and heir.