Our God and Father, we respond anew
|Our God and Father, we respond anew
To love in Christ revealed, and praise Thy Name.
He did Thy will; and for the joy in view,
Endured the cross, despising all the shame.
|He, midst His brethren, strikes the note of praise;
We hear His song, our hearts responsive swell;
And on this day when He His voice doth raise,
In spirit we do join and praise Thee well.
|Chosen in Him Thy well-beloved Son,
We have our part in joy before Thy face;
Predestined, ere this world had yet begun,
For that blest world, where all bespeaks Thy grace.
|Sons loved and loving, whom Thy Spirit fills,
Our endless portion Christ in us to be;
Each with some trait of Him whose love us thrills,
For Thy delight and joy eternally.