Adopted

Written by: Kees Kraayenoord, Fanny Jane Crosby, Chris Eaton

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Original Key: Db


Verse 1:
D♭                    Fm7
    O what a blessing,    how can I express it?
B♭m7                       G♭
    Out of the fullness of rapture I sing.
D♭                    Fm7
    Now by the Father     received and accepted,
B♭m7                    G♭        A♭    G♭    A♭
    I am a child and an heir of a King.
Chorus:
D♭            Fm7             G♭
I am adopted, O what a wonderful love;
               B♭m         A♭
You've been so good   to   me.
D♭                  Fm7                 G♭
Heir to a heritage, joyfully purchased above.
          B♭m     Fm         G♭
Tell it, my soul,     joyfully sing:
       E♭m                    D♭
I am a child and an heir of a King.
      Fm7    B♭m    G♭/A♭             D♭
Oh,    oh,    oh.        [Last time:] 
Verse 2:
D♭                   Fm7
    O what a Father,    how tenderly gracious,
B♭m7                    G♭
    O what a Saviour to make me His care.
D♭                          Fm7
    Though I have slighted,    rejected and grieved Him,
B♭m7                        G♭         A♭    G♭    A♭
    Still He permits me His kingdom to share.  [to Chorus]
Verse 3:
D♭                        Fm7
    When I have finished     the work He appoints me,
B♭m7                     G♭
    When I have ended my journey below,
D♭                     Fm7
    Then to the Father      and Jesus, my Saviour,
B♭m7                    G♭       A♭    G♭    A♭
    Home to a beautiful palace I go.  [to Chorus]

O what a blessing
How can I express it?
Out of the fullness of rapture I sing
Now by the Father received and accepted
I am a child and an heir of a King

I am adopted, o what a wonderful love
You've been so good to me
Heir to a heritage, joyfully purchased above
Tell it, my soul, joyfully sing
I am a child and an heir of a King


O what a Father, how tenderly gracious
O what a Savior to make me His care
Tho' I have slighted, rejected and grieved Him
Still He permits me His kingdom to share

When I have finished the work He appoints me
When I have ended my journey below
Then to my Father and Jesus my Savior
Home to a beautiful palace I go

Original lyrics: Fanny Crosby
Case Crayenord & Chris Eaton


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