New Birth. John 1. 13; 3. 3; James 1. 18; 1 Pet. 1. 23
I. Watts C.M.
Not all the outward forms on earth,
Nor rites that God has given,
Nor will of man, nor blood, nor birth,
Can raise a soul to heaven.
The sovereign will of God alone
Creates us heirs of grace;
Born in the image of his Son,
A new peculiar race.
Our quickened souls awake and rise
From the long sleep of death;
On heavenly things we fix our eyes,
And praise employs our breath.