You did not Choose Me,
But I Chose you
To go and Bear Fruit.
For He Chose us In Him
Before the creation of the World
To be Holy and Blameless in His sight.
In Love He Predestined us
To be Adopted as His sons (and daughters)
Through Jesus Christ,
In accordance with His Pleasure and Will--
To the Praise of His Glorious Grace,
Which He has Freely given us
In the One He Loves.
In Him we have Redemption through His blood,
The Forgiveness of Sins,
In accordance with the Riches of God's Grace
That He Lavished on us
With all Wisdom and Understanding.
And He made known to us
THE MYSTERY OF HIS WILL
According to His Good Pleasure,
Which He Purposed In Christ,
To be put into Effect
WHEN THE TIMES WILL HAVE REACHED THEIR FULFILLMENT--
TO BRING ALL THINGS IN HEAVEN AND ON EARTH
TOGETHER UNDER ONE HEAD, EVEN CHRIST.