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Adopted

Adopted, song lyrics by Fan­ny Cros­by

Song lyrics to Adopted, classic gospel hymn by Fan­ny Cros­by, 1900

O What a Blessing, How Can I Express It?
Out of the fullness of rapture I sing,
Now by the Father received and adopted,
I am a child and an heir of a King.

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I am adopted, O wonderful love,
Heir to a heritage purchased above;
Tell it, my soul, and joyfully sing,
I am a child and an heir of a King.

O what a Father, how tenderly gracious,
O what a Savior to make me His care;
Tho’ I have slighted, rejected, and grieved Him,
Still He permits me His kingdom to share.

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O the unsearchable riches He giveth,
Riches increasing from day unto day;
Treasures in value all others excelling,
Treasures that never will rust nor decay.

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When I have finished the work He appoints me,
When I have ended my journey below,
Then to my Father and Jesus my Savior,
Home to a beautiful palace I go.

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