I am a captive of the Lord,
Urging you live in one accord;
Worthily of divine calling,
For embracing you from falling.
You have been called through vocation,
And humbled by your salvation;
Patient gentleness from above,
Bearing with each other in love.
Make every effort to keep,
Like a shepherd over the sheep;
A bond of peace in your merit,
In unity of the Spirit.
For one body and one Spirit,
One hope that you will inherit;
One baptism only one Lord,
One faith that cannot be ignored.
One God and one Father of all,
When we pray answers our call;
Triune God who reigning supreme,
When confessed able to redeem.
To each of us grace was given,
A pardon proclaimed from Heaven;
The measure of the gift of Christ,
A gift from being sacrificed.
When ascended we were captives,
He gave gifts as each of us lives;
When He ascended, He went up,
To Heaven with the divine cup.
He descended deep in the earth,
Showing Satan of his true worth;
The lower regions to battle,
Stopping him slaughtering cattle.
Ascending above to Heaven,
For filling all things as given;
He gave some the gift as prophets,
Others were pastors and poets.
Still others gifted as teachers,
Some as apostles and preachers;
Equipping saints in ministry,
Building up Christ in unity.
The unity for attaining,
And enabled for retaining;
For faith and knowledge of the Son,
How the victory had been won.
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