Canticle K: Song of Our Adoption
Blessed are you, the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ;
for you have blessed us in Christ
with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places.
Before the world was made, you chose us to be yours in Christ,
that we should be holy and blameless before you.
You destined us for adoption as your children through Jesus Christ,
according to the good pleasure of your will,
To the praise of your glorious grace,
that you have freely given us in the Beloved.
In you, we have redemption through the blood of Christ,
the forgiveness of our sines,
According to the riches of your grace
which you have lavished upon us.
You have made known to us, in all wisdom and insight,
the mystery of your will,
According to your good pleasure which you set forth in Christ,
as a plan for the fullness of time,
To gather together all things in Christ,
things in heaven and things on earth.
(Enriching Our Worship 1, 36)