Q. What is effectual calling?
A. Effectual calling is the work of God’s Spirit (2 Tim 1:9),
whereby, convincing us of our sin and misery (Acts 2:37), enlightening our minds in the knowledge of Christ (Acts 26:18), and renewing our wills (Ezk 36:26),
he doth persuade and enable us to embrace Jesus Christ,
freely offered to us in the gospel (John 6:44).
#458, The Trinity Hymnal
Augustus M. Toplady, 1740-1778
What tho’ I cannot break my chain
or e’er throw off my load,
the things impossible to men
are possible to God.
Who, who shall in thy presence stand,
or match Omnipotence;
unfold the grasp of thy right hand
and pluck the sinner thence?
Faith to be healed I fain would have,
O might it now be giv’n;
thou canst, thou canst the sinner save,
and make me meet for heav’n.
Bound down with twice ten thousand ties,
yet let me hear thy call;
my soul in confidence shall rise,
shall rise and break through all.
Thou canst o’ercome this heart of mine,
thou wilt victorious prove;
for everlasting strength is thine,
and everlasting love.
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