205: THOU God of grace our Fatherby Samuel Prideaux Tregelles (1813-1875)
1 THOU God of grace our Father,
We now rejoice before Thee;
Thy children we, and loved by Thee,
'Tis meet we should adore Thee:
As Thine Thou didst foreknow us,
For such was Thine election;
And Thou hast shown to us, Thine own,
Thy fulness of affection.
2 The grace of Thy salvation
The Holy Ghost has taught us;
By Him we're sealed, for He revealed
How Jesus' blood has bought us.
Soon all the church in glory
In its predestined station
Shall bless Thy name, with Christ the Lamb,
Thou God of all salvation.
Alternative tunes (188.8.131.52.D. Iambic)