You did not choose Me, but I chose you.@John 15:16
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Josiah Conder (1789–1855)

Jo­si­ah Con­der, 1836.

Sa­voy Cha­pel John B. Cal­kin, 1870 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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John B. Calkin (1827–1905)

’Tis not that I did choose Thee,
For Lord, that could not be;
This heart would still refuse Thee,
Hadst Thou not chosen me.
Thou from the sin that stained me
Hast cleansed and set me free;
Of old Thou hast ordained me,
That I should live to Thee.

’Twas sovereign mercy called me
And taught my opening mind;
The world had else enthralled me,
To heav’nly glories blind.
My heart owns none before Thee,
For Thy rich grace I thirst;
This knowing, if I love Thee,
Thou must have loved me first.