Scripture Verse

Brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth. 2 Thessalonians 2:13


Words: Fran­ces Hav­er­gal, 1873.

Music: Bee­cher John Zun­del, Chris­tian Heart Songs 1870 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Zun­del (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

Frances R. Havergal (1836–1879)


Church of God, be­loved and chos­en,
Church of God, for whom He died,
Claim thy gifts, and praise the Giv­er,
Ye are washed and sanc­ti­fied
Sanctified by God the Fa­ther,
And by Je­sus Christ His Son,
And by God the Ho­ly Spi­rit,
Holy, ho­ly, Three in One.

By His will He sanc­ti­fi­eth,
By the Spi­rit’s pow­er with­in;
By the lov­ing hand that chast­en­eth
Fruits of right­eous­ness to win;
By His truth and by His pro­mise;
By the Word, His gift un­priced;
By His own blood, and by un­ion
With the ris­en life of Christ.

Holiness by faith in Je­sus,
Not by ef­fort of thine own,
Sin’s do­min­ion crushed and brok­en,
By the pow­er of grace alone;
God’s own ho­li­ness with­in Thee,
His own beau­ty on Thy brow;
This shall be thy pil­grim bright­ness,
This thy bless­èd por­tion now.

He will sanc­ti­fy thee whol­ly;
Body, spi­rit, soul shall be
Blameless til thy Sav­ior’s com­ing,
In His glo­ri­ous ma­jes­ty.
He hath per­fect­ed for ev­er
Those whom He hath sanc­ti­fied;
Spotless, glo­ri­ous, and ho­ly,
Is the Church, His chos­en bride.