41 A SONG OF GOD’S CHILDREN
Lex enim spiritus vitæ

Refrain: The Spirit of the Father,
who raised Christ Jesus from the dead,*
gives life to the people of God!
1 In Christ Jesus, the life-giving law of the Spirit*
has set us free from the law of sin and death.
2 All who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God;*
it is the Spirit that enables us to cry, ‘Abba!’ Father.
3 The Spirit itself bears witness
   that we are God’s children;*
and if God’s children, then heirs of God.
4 We are heirs of God and fellow-heirs with Christ;*
if we share his sufferings now
   we shall be glorified with him hereafter.
5 These sufferings that we now endure*
are not worth comparing
   with the glory that shall be revealed.
6 For the creation waits with eager longing*
for the revealing of the children of God.
Glory . . . Romans 8. 2, 14, 15b-17, 19
The Spirit of the Father,
who raised Christ Jesus from the dead,*
gives life to the people of God!