Friday, June 10, 2011

What will your heaven-song be?

What do you think your song will be when you come to heaven? 
Blessed be God, that he gave me free-will; and blessed be my own 
dear self, that I made a good use of it? O no, no! Such a song as that 
never was heard in heaven yet, nor ever will, while God is God, and 
heaven is heaven. Look into the Book of Revelation, and there you 
will find the employ of the blessed, and the strains which they sing. 
They cast their crowns before the throne, saying, “Thou art worthy, 
for Thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by Thy blood, 
out of every kindred and tongue and people and nation” (Rev. 
4:10). There is discriminating grace for you! “Thou has redeemed us 
out of every kindred,” that is, from the rest of mankind. Is not this 
particular election and limited redemption?  
Augustus Toplady, 18th century English theologian and  
hymn writer, author of “Rock of Ages”

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