Friday, September 05, 2014

Manifesting the Mystery

“And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath He reconciled in the body of His flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in His sight… The mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations… is made manifest to his saints:  to whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the Hope of glory” (Colossians 1:21-27). 

Consider well the mystery
By which the Lord can save the soul,
Presenting us eternally
As saints which are unblameable! 

As we consider that our Lord
Was freely for us sacrificed,
We see His life for us outpoured,
And we are thereby drawn to Christ.   

This mystery so marvelous
From former ages was concealed,
But now is manifest in us
Through Christ by whom our souls are healed! 

Now Christ in us, the Hope of glory,
Is more than we can comprehend. 
We contemplate His great love story
With heights and depths that have no end. 

Our Savior came from heights above,
And set aside outward splendor,
Extending His amazing love
By thus becoming our Defender. 

Lord, let this Gospel that we hold
In our appointed time and place
Be manifest as we unfold
The mystery of saving grace.  

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