Riches . . . in Christ Jesus

(Ephesians 1:18-20; Mk14:3-11)
Glorious Redeemer, victorious Sustainer,
raising, receiving poor sinners forlorn:
guilty and hopeless, and wretchedly helpless,
– in Christ adopted, to honour reborn.

Great is our status and life in the Saviour,
great is his power for us who believe:
holiness, beauty, delighting in duty,
– servants of God his assignments receive.

Eager to help where such needs are around us –
greater by far is the darkness of mind,
– trying to teach them, attempting to reach them,
praying that God will awaken the blind.

Loving my Lord, overwhelmed I embrace him,
gladly my costliest treasure I pour,
joy inexpressible, nothing impossible:
multitudes saved; – hear his words and adore.
Tune: 11 10 11 10 Epiphany Hymn by Joseph F Thrupp

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