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What do children of God look like? They are sorry for their sins and seek to do what is right.

BibleGateway: 1 John 3:1-7

ESV Text: 1 John 3:1-7

KJV Text:

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     1 Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not. 2 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. 3 And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure.

     4 Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law. 5 And ye know that he was manifested to take away our sins; and in him is no sin. 6 Whosoever abideth in him sinneth not: whosoever sinneth hath not seen him, neither known him. 7 Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous.(KJV)

Hymn: TLH 411:
From Eternity, O God

— Organ Audio

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1. From eternity, O God, 
In Thy Son Thou didst elect me; 
Therefore, Father, on life’s road 
Graciously to heaven direct me; 
Send to me Thy Holy Spirit 
That His gifts I may inherit. 

2. Though alive, I’m dead in sin, 
Lost to all good things by nature. 
Holy Ghost, change me within, 
Make of me a new-born creature; 
For the flesh works ruination 
And can never gain salvation. 

3. Drive away the gloomy night 
Of my heart’s perverse reflection; 
Quench all thoughts that are not right, 
Hold my reason in subjection; 
Grant that I from Thee, with yearning, 
Wisdom always may be learning. 

4. Oh, create a heart in me 
That in Thee, my God, believeth 
And o’er the iniquity 
Of my sins most truly grieveth. 
When dark hours of woe betide me, 
In the wounds of Jesus hide me. 

5. As a branch upon a vine 
In my blessed Lord implant me; 
Ever of my Head divine 
To remain a member grant me. 
Oh, let Him, my Lord and Savior, 
Be my Life and Love forever! 

6. Faith and hope and charity 
Graciously, O Father, give me; 
Be my Guardian constantly 
That the devil may not grieve me; 
Grant me humbleness and gladness, 
Peace and patience in my sadness. 

7. Help me speak what’s right and good 
And keep silence on occasion; 
Help me pray, Lord, as I should, 
Help me bear my tribulation; 
Help me die and let my spirit 
Everlasting life inherit.