May you be strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy, giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in light. He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. (Colossians 1:11-14 ESV)
Hymn ELH 553:1 Behold a Host, Arrayed in White
Behold a host, arrayed in white,
Like thousand snow clad mountains bright;
With palms they stand. Who is this band
Before the throne of light?
Lo, these are they, of glorious fame,
Who from the great affliction came
And in the flood of Jesus’ blood
Are cleansed from guilt and blame.
Now gathered in the holy place,
Their voices they in worship raise;
Their anthems swell where God doth dwell
Mid angel’s songs of praise.
Jesus, my Savior, You have cleansed me of my sins with Your blood, shed on the cross. Lead me to repentance each day, trusting that You have forgiven all my sins, and that I am a member of Your kingdom. Amen.