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
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.