1 If God has chosen a nation
in his purposes of love,
and the only ones who are native sons
are those born from above;

2 If God has chosen a priesthood
in the service of the King,
and if we believe we may all receive
the same commissioning;

3 If God has chosen a people,
to belong to him by grace,
and if faith alone makes us all his own
among his holy race;

4 Then we can be God's possession;
in the priesthood we may share;
being called from night to his Son's clear light
God's glories we'll declare.

Christopher Idle from 1 Peter 2
© Christopher Idle/Jubilate Hymns Ltd
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