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1John by Theme

 

Themes of 1st John
The Cleansing Blood

I Am Complete in Thee
melody

No longer of a heart unclean,
Nor am I lost in sin.
Thou hast by blood this soul redeemed,
And placed a lamp within.

(refrain)
Thou washed away my guiltiness,

In Thee I rise to holiness,

In Thee I follow righteousness,
I am complete in Thee.

Now in this word of light I walk
In fellowship with Thee.

Thy cleansing fount will, if I fall,
Keep me in purity.

(refrain)

Thou suffered in my guilty place.
Thou drank my cup of wrath,
That I might know God's peace and grace,
Drawn through a blood rich bath
(Jn.13:10).

(refrain)

Though condemnation may on earth
Trouble my surety,
God's holy word declares my worth;
I am complete in Thee.

(refrain)

Words: 2016 by Stephen Popovich
Music:
Lead me to Calvary, 1900 by William Kirkpatrick

 

Herein Is Love
melody

Herein is love, that God loved us, (1Jn.4:10, 19)
Not that we sought or first loved Him.
(Rom.3:10-11)
For ere Eve's trial, was set that cross
(Jn.12:27)
Where poured God's fiery wrath on sin. (Jn.18:11)

And ere the fall, my sin God saw,1Pet.19-20)
As one with Adam's flesh and bone, (Rom.5:12).
Yet sent His Son to suffer all;
(Rev.13:8),
For all my guilt and sins foreknown.

Though man may rarely be impelled
By love to die for kin or friend,
(Rom.5:7,Jn.15:13),
The boundless love of God excels,
As love to even foe extends.
(Rom.5:8)

Forgiven sin; were that the sum (Col.2:14)
 Of love divine,  unceasing praise
 Would rise in thanks for what He'd done.
But greater still God's love conveys; (Eph.1:3)

For where the Suff'ring Servant hung (Is.53:5)
Was burned a way for me to hide,
(Gen.2:21-22)
 And be for God and for His Son,
Adopted child and chosen bride.
(1Jn.3:1, Rev.21:2)

Words: 2016 by Stephen Popovich
Music: Antwerp, 1870, by William Smallwood


Our Fellowship

No longer of a heart unclean,
Nor am I lost in sin.
Thou hast by blood this soul redeemed,
And placed a lamp within.

Now in that word of light I walk
In fellowship with Thee


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Our Righteousness

In Thee I follow righteousness

Thy cleansing fount will if I fall
Keep me in purity


Our Peace

Thou took away my guiltiness

Thou suffered in my guilty place
Thou drank my cup of wrath
That I might know God's peace and grace
Drawn through a blood rich bath

 


Our Holiness

Holy in Heaven
Jesus Christ picked up his cross
to take away my sins
So to heaven with its host;
I holey entering in 
(Eph.5:27).

Holy on earth
Now in Christ I hide; no fear,
Where are my sins deleted.
(2Cor.5:21, Heb.10:16-17).
May that truth in me shine clear,
(Gal.2:20)
And not His work impeded.
(Phil.2:13).

For 'round me hangs conquered flesh,
Torn by Calv'ry's spikes and blows,
(Gal.5:24),
Flapping winds of vanquished land,
(Jn.16:33, 1Jn.5:4),
Loathing to let go the hold
(Gal.5:17).

2015 Stephen Popovich

In Thee I rise in holiness

God's holy word declares my worth;
I am complete in Thee


My conscience set by God at birth keeps me
On the path 'tween guardrails of my soul

when sinful steps violate, it meets me
And warns my feet where they must not go
(1Tim.1:5)

Yet this my internal God given guide
Does spoil from words spewing up from hell 
(2Tim.2:16-19)
But as we know in truth as sons of light
His more sure word doubtful heart dispels
(2Pet1:19)

I am complete in Thee

Though condemnation may on earth
Trouble my surety,

There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit (Rom.8:1)


Our Father

Herein is Love, that God Loved Us
melody

Herein is love, that God loved us, (1Jn.4:10, 19)
Not that we sought or first loved Him.
(Rom.3:10-11)
For ere Eve's trial, was set that cross
(Jn.12:27)
Where poured God's fiery wrath on sin. (Jn.18:11)

And Ere the fall, my sin God saw(1Pet.19-20)
As one with Adam's flesh and bone, (Rom.5:12).
Yet sent His Son to suffer all;
(Rev.13:8),
For all my guilt and sins foreknown.

Though man perhaps may be impelled
By love to die for kin or friend,
(Jn.15:13),
The boundless love of God excels,
As love to even foe extends.
(Rom.5:8)

Forgiven sin; were that the sum (Col.2:14)
 Of love devine,  unceasing praise
 Would rise in thanks for what He'd done.
But greater still God's love conveys;
(Eph.1:3)

For where the Suff'ring Servant hung (Is.53:5)
Was burned a way for me to hide,
(Gen.2:21-22)
 And be for God and for His Son,
Adopted child and chosen bride.
(1Jn.3:1, Rev.21:2)

Words: 2016 by Stephen Popovich
Music: Antwerp, 1870, by William Smallwood