'Predestinated to be conformed to the image of His Son.'
And is it so, I shall be like Thy Son?
Is this the grace which He for me has won?
Father of glory, thought beyond all thought,
In glory to Thine own blest likeness brought.
Oh Jesus Lord, who loved me like to Thee?
Fruit of Thy work, with Thee, too, there to see
Thy glory, Lord, while endless ages roll,
Myself the prize and travail of Thy soul.
Yet it must be, Thy love had not its rest
Were Thy redeemed not with Thee fully blest—
That love that gives not as the world, but shares
All it possesses with its loved co-heirs.
Nor I alone—Thy loved ones all, complete,
In glory round Thee there with joy shall meet,
All like Thee-for Thy glory like Thee, Lord,
Object supreme of all, by all adored.—J. N. Darby
(Rom. 8. 29; Phil. 3. 20, 21; 2 Thess. 1. 10; 1 John 3. 2)