People say ‘the grace’ to each other
[Continuing the idea of one of my old hymns on Sundays:].
May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. (2 Corinthians 13:14)
The grace of Christ means we can come, –
approach God in his Son:
he shows us him we cannot see,
and brings his grace so full and free;
sufficient, saving grace,
cascading, sovereign grace!
The love of God, eternal, sure, –
a love all-wise and pure;
the Father’s love knows what is best,
and tenderly through every test
and trial, holds his child;
the Father loves his child!
The Spirit’s fellowship for all
who on the Father call –
enabling us Christ’s grace to know,
enjoy the Father’s love, and so
have fellowship with him,
and with his saints, in him!
The doctrine of the Father, Son,
and Spirit – Three but One –
draws out our worship, gives delight:
we cannot understand his might,
but love to learn and praise,
tell of his gracious ways!
Tune: 86 886 eg Repton by C H H Parry (tuneof ‘Dear Lord and Father of mankind’)