Sons of God

1 John 3:1

 

Now are we the sons of God!

Unfinished, uncompleted;

But He who reigns within our hearts

Shall never be defeated,

Till by His Spirit He refines

The work He has begun,

And in our human faces shines

The beauty of His Son.

Now are we the sons of God!

Resembling in our fashion

The first-begotten Son of God

In purity and passion.

His holiness, His humbleness,

Sincerity serene,

Shall by His Spirit’s presence

In our lesser lives be seen!

Now are we the sons of God!

In spite of human failing;

The pow’r of God at work in man

Is everywhere prevailing.

Imperfect samples of His grace

We still proclaim His story;

Incarnate in the sons of men

Are glimpses of His glory.

Now are we the sons of God!

The fam’ly likeness bearing

The followers of the Son of God

His saviorhood are sharing.

Blind to their selfish wantings

And disdainful of disaster,

In selfless service they become

A little like their Master.

John Gowans, O Lord Not More Verse!

 

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