Come Praise and Glorify

Two Sundays ago I preached on Ephesians 1:3–14. It is one long, magnificent sentence in Greek and is a call to praise (“bless”) God for his blessings to us. What are those blessings? The sentence can be broken into three “Trinitarian” parts:

  1. Praise God the Father for His Electing Love (v.4–6),
  2. Praise God the Son for His Redeeming Love (v.7–12), and
  3. Praise God the Holy Spirit for His Sealing Love (v.13–14)

Since then this song has been almost constantly in my head and is based on that passage. I hope it gets stuck in your head, too!

Come Praise and Glorify
Songwriter(s): Bob Kauflin, Tim Chester

VERSE 1
Come praise and glorify our God
The Father of our Lord
In Christ He has in heav’nly realms
His blessings on us poured
For pure and blameless in His sight
He destined us to be
And now we’ve been adopted through
His Son eternally

CHORUS
To the praise of Your glory
To the praise of Your mercy and grace
To the praise of Your glory
You are the God who saves

VERSE 2
Come praise and glorify our God
Who gives His grace in Christ
In Him our sins are washed away
Redeemed through sacrifice
In Him God has made known to us
The myst’ry of His will
That Christ should be the head of all
His purpose to fulfill

VERSE 3
Come praise and glorify our God
For we’ve believed the Word
And through our faith we have a seal
The Spirit of the Lord
The Spirit guarantees our hope
Until redemption’s done
Until we join in endless praise
To God, the Three in One

https://sovereigngracemusic.bandcamp.com/track/come-praise-and-glorify-2

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