I Am the Lord's!

I am the Lord's, O joy beyond expression

Author: Lucy A. Bennett
Tune: [I am the Lord's! O Joy beyond expression]
Published in 3 hymnals

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1 I am the Lord’s! O Joy beyond expression,
O sweet response to voice of love Divine;
Faith’s joyous “Yes” to the assuring whisper,
“Fear not, I have redeem’d thee, thou art Mine.”

2 I am the Lord’s! It hushes ev’ry murmur,
It soothes the fever’d spirit to its rest;
I am the Lord’s! It is the child’s rejoinder,
Who knows and feels the Father’s will is best.

3 I am the Lord’s! It is the glad confession,
Wherewith the Bride recalls the happy day,
When love’s “I will” accepted Him for ever,
“The Lord’s,” to love, to honour and obey.

4 I am the Lord’s! O eagerly and gladly,
Triumphantly and gratefully we sing;
I am the Lord’s! It is the rock unfailing
To which our storm-tossed souls in danger cling.

5 I am the Lord’s! Yet teach me all it meaneth,
All it involves of love and loyalty,
Of holy service, absolute surrender,
And unreserved obedience unto Thee.

6 I am the Lord’s! Yes; body, soul and spirit,—
They’re sealed, and irrecoverably Thine;
As Thou, Belovèd, in Thy grace and fulness
For ever and for evermore art mine.

Source: Hymns of Consecration and Faith #226

Author: Lucy A. Bennett

Lucy A. Bennett was born on January 8, 1850 in Green Farm, Falfield, Glou­ces­ter­shire, Eng­land. She was a staunch Methodist and a poet. She began to write poems, hymns and prose at an early age. As a young woman, she attended Keswick Conventions where she met and corresponded with prominent Christian leaders, including Christina Rosseti and C. H. Spurgeon. She was active at Mount Pleasant Chapel where she arranged for ministers, led a Bible Class for women, and visited and helped the poor and needy. She helped to found All Nations College, Upper Norwood and Mount Hermon College, Streatham Common. She died on March 10, 1927 Dianne Shapiro, from Mid-Victorian Poetry, 1860-1879: an annotated biobiliography by Catherine W. Reilly (Lon… Go to person page >

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First Line: I am the Lord's, O joy beyond expression
Title: I Am the Lord's!
Author: Lucy A. Bennett
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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