"But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people;
that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you
out of darkness into his marvellous light”
1 Peter 2: 9
Called out of darkness into marvellous light
To show forth His praises and tell of His might,
Chosen of God and become royal priests
A peculiar people, who once were the least.
“But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation”
1 Peter 1: 15
Called to be holy and like unto Him
Though once disobedient and slaves unto sin,
And calling God, Father, O blest be His Name
Redeemed, O redeemed by the blood of the Lamb.
“For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us,
leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps”
1 Peter 2: 21
Called unto suffering, His pathway to tread,
His holy feet left a track far ahead;
Reviled by the world, and enduring the tree,
There bore my sins, bringing blessing to me.
“Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing;
knowing that ye are thereunto called,that ye should inherit a blessing.”
1 Peter 3: 9
Called unto blessing, an inheritance sweet,
Prepared by our Lord who thus makes us meet
To share in His glory, His righteousness see,
And we even now, righteous people to be
“But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus,
after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you.”
1 Peter 5: 10
Called to His glory, we patiently wait
The return of our Lord, is he not at the gate?
Afflictions all past, we shall look on His face,
Praising forever the God of all grace.