"Who am I, O LORD God, and what is mine house, that Thou hast brought me hitherto?... According to Thine own heart, hast Thou done all this greatness, in making known all these great things" (1 Chronicles 17:16,19). "A Friend loveth at all times, and a Brother is born for adversity" (Proverbs 17:17). "The kindness and love of God our Savior toward man appeared… According to His mercy He saved us… that being justified by His grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life" (Titus 3:4-7).
Now who are we that God would show
Such love that brought us hitherto?
According to His heart, we know,
He did all that He said He'd do.
According to His heart He planned
To rescue us and pay a price
Far greater than we understand
When He became our Sacrifice.
How kindly did our Lord descend
With greater love than any other
To be the sinner's dearest Friend
And not ashamed to be our Brother!
Lord, hitherto Your heart has found
A way to bring us to this place
As heirs with riches that abound
To sinners whom You save by grace!