31. Adopted

1. O what a blessing, how can I express it?
Out of the fullness of rapture I sing,
Now by the Father received and adopted,
I am a child and an heir of a king.

Refrain:
I am adopted, O wonderful love,
Heir to a heritage purchased above;
Tell it, my soul, and joyfully sing,
I am a child and an heir of a king.

2. O what a Father, how tenderly gracious,
O what a Savior to make me His care;
Tho’ I have slighted, rejected, and grieved Him,
Still He permits me His kingdom to share. [Refrain]

3. O the unsearchable riches He giveth,
Riches increasing from day unto day;
Treasures in value all others excelling,
Treasures that never will rust nor decay. [Refrain]

4. When I have finished the work He appoints me,
When I have ended my journey below,
Then to my Father and Jesus my Savior,
Home to a beautiful palace I go. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: O what a blessing, how can I express it?
Title: Adopted
Author: Frances Jane (Fanny) Crosby (1900)
Language: English
Refrain First Line: I am adopted, O wonderful love
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: [O what a blessing, how can I express it?]
Composer: John Sweney
Incipit: 33332 15555 44444
Key: E♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain



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