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Re-creation Lyrics

John Piper Quote: "The gospel is the rock of our solid assurance of the
hope of the new heavens and the new earth. We will be raised, our bodies
will be redeemed, the gospel of Christ crucified, providing pardon,
providing righteousness, vindicating this by resurrection. All of that is
true. it's just not the main thing. I'm concerned that we stop the message
there and leave people with a sense that what the gospel does for them is
get them out of hell, relieve them of their guilt, clothe them with a
righteousness that lets them have relief in heaven forever, but they don't
crave Christ. The ultimate good of the gospel is God Himself, beheld in
the glory of His crucified and risen Son, enjoyed because of his infinite
beauty, treasured because of his infinite worth, and reflected because we
are being conformed to the image of His son. Christ suffered once, the
righteous for the unrighteousness, that he might bring us to God. There
is no end after that. The ultimate reason there is a new heavens and a
new earth is because the risen Christ will never lay down His human
body, but keep it as an everlasting emblem of Calvary where the glory of
God's grace was displayed most fully. The whole material universe was
created in the first place and then given new form so that the Son of God
could be incarnate, could suffer, could be crucified, could rise from the
dead, could reign as the God- man, could be surrounded by a countless
host of redeemed people with glorified bodies who will sing with these
glorified lips, and who will love each other with glorified hands, and will
play with glorified bodies, to the glory of God. Because evidentially in
God's scheme of things to have created mere-spirits would not display all
of His manifold, kaleidoscopic glory as well as if there had been a
physical universe where the son of God would physically be slaughtered."

We will join with countless saints
And forever gladly repeat this refrain:

Praise to the slaughtered Son
Your blood has ransomed us
Worthy of praise forever
Are You, our endless treasure

And as far as we can see
There are saints in white robes worshipping

Every nation, people, tongue and race
Are represented in the crowd that's on their face

And we'll live in a city with no evil, no night
For the glory of God will shine as our light

And the Lord and the Lamb will forever be worshipped
And things will be restored to the way they were purposed

these lyrics are submitted by Bryon L.

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