Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God.@1 John 3:1

Joseph Humphreys, in Sacred Hymns for the Use of Religious Societies, by John Cennick (Bristol, England: 1743), part 2.

Rosefield H. A. César Malan, 1834 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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H. A. César Malan (1787-1864)

Blessèd are the sons of God,
They are bought with Christ’s own blood;
They are ransomed from the grave,
Life eternal they shall have:
With them numbered may we be,
Here and in eternity.

They are justified by grace,
They enjoy the Savior’s peace;
All their sins are washed away,
They shall stand in God’s great day;
With them numbered may we be,
Here and in eternity.

They are lights upon the earth,
Children of a heavenly birth;
One with God, with Jesus one;
Glory is in them begun:
With them numbered may we be,
Here and in eternity.