All who are led by God’s Spirit are God’s sons and daughters. 15 You didn’t receive a spirit of slavery to lead you back again into fear, but you received a Spirit that shows you are adopted as his children. With this Spirit, we cry, “ Abba, Father. ” 16 The same Spirit agrees with our spirit, that we are God’s children. 17 But if we are children, we are also heirs. We are God’s heirs and fellow heirs with Christ, if we really suffer with him so that we can also be glorified with him.
Rusty Edwards and Jenni Lee Boyden are true modern-day psalmists in that their hymns speak of our common earth-bound conditions with all its joys and pains, but they inevitably address God’s unending presence and our words of praise. Additional texts and tunes are provided by Helen Cummings, Hal Hopson (who also authored the Foreword), Amanda Husberg, Mark Miller, Juanita Sabochick, and Russell Schulz-Widmar. Each hymn is presented first as text only, so that it can be read unencumbered by music. The second presentation is a "full music" version with interlined in standard hymn format. Finally, the hymn is set in "tune line" version, suitable for duplication in a bulletin. Part of the Abingdon Press Hymn Series.