Grace and peace from God our Father
And the Lord Jesus Christ-amen
Giving thanks and praying always
For those of the faithful brethren.
We heard of your great faith in Christ
Your love for all the saints is shown
Because of the hope laid up for you
As you heard this truth have known.
The gospel which has come to you
As it has in all the earth
Among you, bringing forth fruit
God's grace in truth, brings rebirth.
May you walk worthy of the Lord
Fully pleasing Him in all ways
Being fruitful in good works
Increase in godly knowledge, pray.
Be strengthened with all might
According to His mighty power
For all patience and long suffering
With joy, giving thanks, empowered.
Qualified us to inheritance
With all the saints in light
He delivered us from darkness
Into His Kingdom, to His delight.