“3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4 to obtain an inheritance which is imperishable and undefiled and will not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, 5 who are protected by the power of God through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.” 1 Peter 1:3-5 NASB
We are born again to a living hope,
Through Jesus’ miracle resurrection.
Our Imperishable Inheritance will not fade away,
Or become subject to oblation.
It’s reserved for us in heaven,
But we must believe by faith.
The dead saints are awaiting their Lord;
Will soon hear the words, “Come forth!”
Our Imperishable Inheritance
Awaits our heavenly claim,
As long as we endure;
Our sweet Lord continually proclaim.
Thank the Lord, who keeps us from stumbling,
Through His dominion and authority;
Gifts us His joy, peace and sanctity;
Fills us to overflowing.
We will claim our Imperishable Inheritance;
The result of having been made immortal.
Praise God for this precious hope,
That promises life eternal.
In God’s great and wonderful mercy,
We are born again to the gift of salvation;
Given the power to overcome—
Delivered from eternal destruction.
It is through the Father’s love,
We stand blameless with great joy;
Claim our Imperishable Inheritance;
Christ’s resurrection to deploy.
A life of perfect undefilement;
Incapable by human flesh;
Dependent upon the Trinity;
All evil’s strongholds to banish.
© Copyright 2012 Maureen LeFanue