Free from the law, O happy condition,
Jesus hath bled, and there is remission;
Cursed by the law and bruised by the fall,
Grace hath redeemed us once for all.
Now we are free, there’s no condemnation,
Jesus provides a perfect salvation;
“Come unto Me,” O hear His sweet call,
Come, and He saves us once for all.
“Children of God,” O glorious calling,
Surely his grace will keep us from falling;
Passing from death to life at His call,
Blessed salvation once for all.
Chorus: Once for all, O sinner, receive it,
Once for all, O friend, now believe it;
Cling to the cross, the burden will fall,
Christ hath redeemed us once for all.
Philip P. Bliss, 1873
Read 1 John 3:1-3
(“Children of God,” O glorious calling … Let that sink in for a moment. Children. Of. God. May it never become so familiar, so ordinary that it loses its wonder. God has called us as His own. John emphasizes that we are His children now, and as amazing as that reality is … it will only get better. Beloved, now you are a child of God.)