The Holy Spirit is the seal

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The Holy Spirit is the seal,
The foretaste, earnest, and the pledge.
He designates us as God’s own
And guarantees our heritage.
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’Twas after we believed in Christ,
The word of truth, the gospel, heard,
The Holy Spirit us did seal
To show that we belong to God.
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This Spirit as the living seal,
To us God’s image now imparts;
Conforming us unto the Son,
He stamps His image in our hearts.
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This Spirit also is the pledge,
Our earnest and our foretaste true.
He witnesses that we are sons,
With God’s inheritance in view.
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’Tis by this Spirit God does spread
Into our mind, emotion, will;
By sealing every inward part,
He will our very being fill.
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Oh Lord, we would cooperate
With all Thy Spirit’s inward move;
That we’d become Thy masterpiece,
Th’ eternal purpose thus to prove.