Highly Favored Congregation Loved By Jes
Highly favored congregation,
loved by Jesus and esteemed,
ne’er forget thy destination,
why from this vain world redeemed.
Grounded on your Savior’s merit,
blessed in his communion sweet,
destined heaven to inherit,
and the church above to meet.
Witness here to all around you
of your Savior’s dying love;
tell them how he sought and found you,
gave you grace from heav’n above.
Evidence by word and action
that your faith is not in vain,
that your highest satisfaction
centers in the Lamb once slain.
By love’s closest bonds united,
as the Lord’s own family,
be to serve his name excited,
be to him a fruitful tree.