I know you guys won’t understand this old Tamil song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VAx8xOstlwk
but somehow I feel many songs that come up lately have lost the thread. They are incomplete in conveying the message, especially the man’s response part. That is deception. I have translated this song. Here we go…
To make me without blame in love,
By/through you, He(the father) made ALL things,
So that you might have the preeminence!
Isn’t the Father’s plan/purpose eternal?
Did you(the Father) love my Jesus?
Who am I (to be loved), the dust of the earth?
I will praise you(the Father)
with thankfulness, always!
Since you were the firstborn from the dead
You became the head of the new creation
To perfect the church, the body of yours,
You gifted the apostles!
You elected/called me according to your foreknowlege,
And you having the preeminence,
Filled me with the Spirit
So that I can grow up in your image!
You having the preeminence
In the days to come, and we as brothers
Declare your word of grace
And reign as new creation!
My heart swells (overflows) with thanks
How can I repay you?
To fully accomplish your grand plan
I give(yield) myself, lead me!
God’s purpose for man: To be without blame in love
God’s plan: To make Jesus have preeminence in everything to make this his purpose possible
Man’s response: Yield himself to be his creation. That is, to repent/believe, to join in apostle’s fellowship to know/understand him and to get filled with his Spirit to be able to grow in his image.
As result: Man reigns in life and declares/spread this word of grace around
End result: Jesus makes man unblemish in love to present him before the Father
According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:
11 According to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord:
I Peter 1:2
Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ:…
And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.
11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;
12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:
29 For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.
17 For if by one man’s offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.)
12 What shall I render unto the Lord for all his benefits toward me?
13 I will take the cup of salvation, and call upon the name of the Lord.