I Am the Lord's

Whether I live or die, Whether I wake or sleep

Author: Charles W. Naylor (1902)
Tune: [Whether I live or die]
Published in 6 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Whether I live or die,
Whether I wake or sleep,
Whether upon the land,
Or on the stormy deep;
When ’tis serene and calm,
Or when the wild winds blow,
I shall not be afraid—
I am the Lord’s, I know.

2 When with abundant store,
Or in deep poverty,
When all the world may smile,
Or it may frown on me;
When it shall help me on,
Or shall obstruct my way,
Still shall my heart rejoice—
I am the Lord’s today.

3 When I am safe at home,
Or in a foreign land,
When on an icebound shore,
Or on a sunlit strand;
When on the mountain height,
Or in the valley low,
Still doth He care for me—
I am the Lord’s, I know.

4 Nothing shall separate
From His unbounded love,
Neither in depths below,
Nor in the heights above;
And in the years to come,
He will abide with me;
I am the Lord’s indeed,
For all eternity.

Author: Charles W. Naylor

Naylor, Charles Wesley. (1874--1950). C. W. Naylor was born in southern Ohio and reared in Ohio and West Virginia by grandparents. At the age of nineteen he left the Methodist church for the Church of God. He worked for a while at the Gospel Trumpet Company in Grand Junction, Michigan and on some evangelistic tours. He was ordained in 1899 in Springfield, Ohio. He was first injured in 1908 in Florida while moving timbers from under a meeting tent. He suffered a dislocated kidney and other internal injuries. A year later he was in a bus accident that left him an invalid for the rest of his life. Naylor wrote eight books, many articles and pamphlets, many hymns and gospel songs, besides being a columnist in the Gospel Trumpet. --John W.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Whether I live or die, Whether I wake or sleep
Title: I Am the Lord's
Author: Charles W. Naylor (1902)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 2 of 2)

Timeless Truths #1058

Worship His Majesty #464

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