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His Right–and Mine

by Helene S. Royster

The Son of Man, as Son of God,
was Lord of all the universe;
His legal right Equality with God!
He was adored by heaven’s hosts.

Supreme divine delight was His until
He looked to earth and there He saw man,
Captive of His enemy!
He, therefore, left it all that I might share
Celestial joys with Him eternally.

Of course, my “legal right” is not the same as His,
For it is rooted in Man’s Sin,
But I must likewise sever all my claim
To rulership, and die, if I would win
The prize: The Risen Life, God’s great high call,
And reign with Christ, triumphant over all.

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I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.

John 16:33