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Words by Paul Keew, from 1 Peter 1 and 2Tune: BORN AGAIN by Paul Keew; harm. Ruth ColemanKey signature: C major (no sharps or flats)Time signature: 3/4Meter: 126.96.36.199.D. with Refrain© 2008 Watchsong (admin. Church Works Media). All rights reserved.Chords are available in small-print versions and in the PDF.1. Chosen by the Father’s mercy, Set apart to serve His Son, Sanctified by His own Spirit— Praise the Holy Three in One! Saved by resurrection power, Shielded in His faithful love; Now, no enemy can tarnish My inheritance above!Chorus: I’m born again! I’m God’s own chosen child of mercy! Born again! What love and grace! Father, keep me walking worthy ’Til I look upon Your face.2. Led by wisdom into suff’ring, Grieved by many trials below, Yet rejoicing in His purpose, That my faith as gold may glow. Granted faith for overcoming, Filled with love for Christ unseen; Even angels cannot fathom What salvation God will bring!3. Fixed upon this hope completely, As obedient children fear; For the Holy One who called you Purchased you with blood so dear. Born anew from seed eternal, By His lovingkindness spurred, Lay aside all tasteless yearnings— Crave the true and living Word!4. Built on Christ, the sure foundation, We are free from guilt and shame; He is fitting us together As a house to praise His name! We are chosen as God’s people, Called from darkness into light; O what mercy now entreats us To proclaim His glories bright!