There’s a Reason I’m in Prison

There’s a reason I’m in prison, all can know the “whens” and “whys,”

Surely you’ve heard the commission given me in Jesus Christ.

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Mystery through revelation has been given unto me.

If you read what I have written you’ll be able to perceive.

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Formerly this mystery was not make known to humankind

But now it has been revealed that all are heirs in Jesus Christ.

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Of this gospel, I’m a servant, least of all the saints I am,

by the gift of grace from God and through the working of God’s hand.

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This my task, to bring the Gentiles news of God’s unbounded gift,

to reveal what long was hidden by the One who made all things.

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Through the church God’s wisdom now is known by all in heav’n and earth.

This was God’s eternal purpose, carried out in Christ the Lord.

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Access now is ours in boldness, confidence through faith in Christ.

Be encouraged though I suffer. Praise the Lord and live your lives.

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Image:  Licensed to David Alexander by www.Storyblocks.com 

Source: Ephesians 1:3-12

Text:  David Alexander,  2009, CC BY-SA 4.0

Tune:  Stuttgart, Public Domain

Score:  https://www.smallchurchmusic.com/2016/Score/ComeThouLong-Stuttgart-Chords.pdf 

Audio:  www.smallchurchmusic.com Used by Permission.

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