If God is mine, then present things

Representative Text

1 If God is mine, then present things
And things to come are mine;
Yea, Christ, his word, and Spirit too,
And glory all divine.

2 If he is mine, then from his love
He very trouble sends;
All things are working for my good,
And bliss his rod attends.

3 If he is mine, let friends forsake,
Let wealth and honor flee:
Sure he who giveth me himself
Is more than these to me.

4 Oh, tell me, Lord, that thou art mine;
What can I wish beside?
My soul shall at the fountain live,
When all the streams are dried.

Source: Laudes Domini: a selection of spiritual songs ancient & modern (Abr. ed.) #441

Author: Benjamin Beddome

Benjamin Beddome was born at Henley-in Arden, Warwickshire, January 23, 1717. His father was a Baptist minister. He studied at various places, and began preaching in 1740. He was pastor of a Baptist society at Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire, until his death in 1795. In 1770, he received the degree of M.A. from the Baptist College in Providence, Rhode Island. He published several discourses and hymns. "His hymns, to the number of 830, were published in 1818, with a recommendation from Robert Hall." Montgomery speaks of him as a "writer worthy of honour both for the quantity and the quality of his hymns." --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: If God is mine, then present things
Author: Benjamin Beddome (1787)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


If God is mine, then present things. B. Beddome. [Security in God.] This hymn is in common use in two forms:—
1. If God is mine, then present things. This appeared in the 10th ed. of Rippon's Selection, 1800, No. 287, pt. ii., in 6 stanzas of 4 lines, and is in somewhat extensive use in America, but usually in an abridged form.
2. If Christ is mine, then all is mine. This was given from Beddome's manuscript in his (posthumous) Hymns, &c, 1817, No. 564, in 6 stanzas of 4 lines. This is also in common use and more especially in America. [Rev. James Mearns, M.A.]

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)



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The Baptist Hymnal #343


The Cyber Hymnal #10613

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