For the Glories of God's Grace
- First Line
- For the glories of God's grace
- Marie J. Post (1985)
- Tune Name
- John Antes (1800 ca.)
- John Wilkes (1861)
- Tune Source
- J. Freylinghausen's <cite>Geistreiches Gesangbuch</cite>, 1704
- Biblical Names and Places: Adam · Biblical Names and Places: Calvary · Biblical Names and Places: Satan · Evangelism · Freedom · Jesus Christ: Atonement · Jesus Christ: Saving Work · Elements of Worship: Forgiviness and Grace
- Text Copyright
- © 1987 Faith Alive Christian Resources
- Tune Copyright
- Public Domain
- Reprint/Projection Information
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- Music: The Music is in the Public Domain; you do not need permission to project or reprint the Music.
Further Reflections on Scripture References
In 2 Corinthians 5: 18-21 the apostle Paul concludes a description of the ministry of reconciliation: we who have received God's reconciliation through Christ now have the joyful task of being God's agents of reconciliation in the world. So we urge others to believe and join us in singing, “We are reconciled to God.” Marie J. Post composed a poetic summary of this Scripture passage in 1985.
Confessions and Statements of Faith References
Further Reflections on Confessions and Statements of Faith References
The Catechism says that those who know Christ’s forgiveness are “to thank God for such deliverance” (Heidelberg Catechism, Lord’s Day 1, Question and Answer 2). As a result, “With our whole lives we may show that we are thankful to God for his benefits, so that he may be praised through us, and that we may be assured of our faith by its fruits, and so that by our godly living our neighbors may be won over to Christ” (Heidelberg Catechism, Lord’s Day 32, Question and Answer 86).