"Choose you this day whom ye will serve… but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD" (Joshua 24:15). "The LORD hath chosen Zion; He hath desired it… and her saints shall shout aloud for joy" (Psalm 132:13-16). "The curse causeless shall not come" (Proverbs 26:2). "When he [the prodigal son] came to himself, he said… I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee… His father saw him, and had compassion" (Luke 15:17-20).
How cherished is that choice we made
To find in Christ our Hiding Place,
Who gave Himself, and thereby paid
For our redemption by His grace!
The Lord who made that cherished choice,
Has thus prepared for us a city
In Zion, where we shall rejoice
In Him, who on our souls took pity.
Praise God, who chose to pay that price
To take away the curse's cause,
When He became our Sacrifice
To satisfy His holy laws.
We thank You, Lord, for Your compassion
On us who surely would have perished!
Your choice to love us in this fashion
Amazes us whom You have cherished!