This past Sunday I preached Ephesians 1:7-11; “Celebrating Redemption.” We sang a favorite Fanny Crosby hymn, “Redeemed, how I love to proclaim it!”
Redeemed, how I love to proclaim it!
Redeemed by the blood of the Lamb;
Redeemed through His infinite mercy,
His child and forever I am.
The Apostle Paul strings together one long Greek sentence in Ephesians 1:3-14, exaulting in the work of God the Father (Eph 1:4-6), God the Son (Eph. 1:7-10), and the Holy Spirit (Eph. 1:13-14). I wrote and added an extra verse to the Crosby hymn and thought I’d share it here.
Elect by the will of the Father,
Redeemed by the blood of the Son,
Sealed by the work of the Spirit,
Praise to our God three in one.