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Ephesians 2:11-18 > He is our Peace


Once we were outsiders of God’s commonwealth
Strangers from the covenants of hope;
Uncircumcised by those called circumcised,
Christless on a downward facing slope,
Would our separation last eternally?
Would the wall between be broken down?
Could Jesus overcome such enmity
Making us good subjects of His crown?

He is our peace! (O what peace!)
Precious His blood! (priceless blood!)
One in His body, purchased by God;
Henceforth we are held dear and [Women]
Settled eternally near – in unity –
(We both have access to the Father) [Men]
Through Jesus the Son! [All]

Steve Layfield – July 2014  Copyright

The tune I had in mind for these lyrics is an abbreviated version of “I Know Him So Well” – a song from the musical Chess by Tim Rice, Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus.

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