Abba, Father! We Approach Thee

“Abba, Father!” We approach Thee
In our Savior’s precious Name;
We, Thy children, here assembled,
Now Thy promised blessing claim;
From our sins His blood hath washed us,
through Him our souls draw nigh,
And Thy Spirit, too, hath taught us,
“Abba, Father,” thus to cry.

Once as prodigals we wandered
In our folly far from Thee,
But Thy grace, o’er sin abounding,
Rescued us from misery;
Thou Thy prodigals hast pardoned,
Kissed us with a Father’s love,
Spread the festive board, and called us,
E’er to dwell with Thee above.

Clothed in garments of salvation,
At Thy table is our place,
We rejoice, and Thou rejoicest,
In the riches of Thy grace;
“It is meet,” we hear Thee saying,
“We should merry and be glad,
I have found My once lost children,
Now they live who once were dead.”

“Abba, Father!” all adore Thee,
All rejoice in Heav’n above,
While in us they learn the wonders
Of Thy wisdom, grace, and love;
Soon before Thy throne assembled,
All Thy children shall proclaim,
“Glory, everlasting glory,
Be to God and to the Lamb!”

~By James George Deck ~


A Little Note from Cobblestone Road Ministries:

Ephesians 2:18
For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father

Through the Lord Jesus Christ, we have access to worship
the Father in spirit and in truth. The Lord Jesus told the
Samaritan woman:
"But the hour cometh, and now is, when
the true worshipers
shall worship the Father in spirit
and in truth:
for the Father seeketh such to worship him.
God is a Spirit: and they that worship him
must worship
him in spirit and in truth."
(John 4:23) 

1Jn 3:1 
Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us,
that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world
knoweth us not, because it knew him not.

A.C. Gaebelein wrote:
Instead of enemies, we are constituted, by the resurrection of His Son,
beloved sons of Himself. And in Christ Jesus, He makes of us children
of glory, instead of children of wrath. Marvelous masterwork of God!
May we praise Him for it all."

We are the adopted children of God through the Lord Jesus Christ.
We are no longer under wrath but under grace. Favour is ours
because we are seen in the Lord Jesus. Believers are "in Christ."

Romans 8:15 
For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye
have received the
Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.

Colossians 3:17 
And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name
of the Lord Jesus,
giving thanks to God and the Father by him.

Galatians 4:6 
And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the
Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.

If you do not know Christ Jesus as your personal
Lord and Savior,
click here to read about the
Free Gift of Salvation. Jesus died for us.

All Devotionals, Commentary, Graphics and Background Images
©2008 Cobblestone Road Ministries
All Rights Reserved

Further Bible Study:
Bible Study: Our Heavenly Father
Sermon Illustration: The Son
Poem: The Father's Love
Poem: My Father, 'tis Of Thee
Jewels - We Are Precious To God
The Bridge Of Mercy
Evidence Of God's Love In A Blade Of Grass
Believers Are Made "In Christ"

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