Once for all, God came from heaven, kneeling down in Jesus Christ.
Through God’s gift, we were forgiven! We received eternal life.
Once for all, God took on suffering, cleansing our unrighteousness.
Who can understand this offering? We have all been truly blessed!
Once for all, Christ entered prison, freeing those awash in sin–
There he made his proclamation; there he called us home again.
There he loved God’s wandering children, bringing hope where hope was lost;
once, to welcome us to heaven, Jesus died upon the cross.
See the sign of our salvation! Feel the water, cool and fine.
Know the joy of celebration! Taste the gifts of bread and wine.
Hear the words, “You are forgiven!” Once for all, Christ made us new.
God, in Christ, you gave your kingdom. May we all now live for you.
BEECHER 126.96.36.199 D (“Called As Partners in Christ’s Service”)
Biblical Reference: 1 Peter 3:18-22
Tune: John Zundel, 1870
Text: Copyright © 2015 by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette. All rights reserved.