As many as the Lord hath chose,
So many shall believe;
Not all the power or craft of hell
Shall one of them deceive.
Those God has foreordained to love,
They must and shall believe;
But those who say it’s man’s free will
Their very selves deceive.
Before God formed His creature, man,
Before the birth of day,
God foreordained redemption’s plan,
And Christ the only way.
The man that goes to God in time
Was loved ere time begun,
The Father’s own eternal choice,
Redeemed by Christ the Son.
— Copied from an old SIGNS OF THE TIMES magazine (1932); the composer unknown.
Passed along by Bro Brandan, to be passed along the way!