The Father's purposes for us display
His grand desire to have before His face
A glorious, loved and loving company.
Thus through unbounded grace His own Son came
To save us, and, more preciously, to lead
Those justified - and powerful in His Name -
Up to the Father as a holy seed.
And in the Father's presence we can be
Not only known as sons but cause to feel
That since the Son has died to set us free
Our sonship is not nominal, but real.
For grace gives, crowning all that mercy starts,
The Spirit of adoption in our hearts.