I am the Lord’s! O joy beyond expression

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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 redeemed thee; thou art Mine.”
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I am the Lord’s! It is the glad confession
  Wherewith the Bride recalls the happy day,
When love’s “I will” accepted Him forever,
  “The Lord’s,” to love, to honor and obey.
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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.
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I am the Lord’s! Yes; body, soul, and spirit,
  O seal them irrecoverably Thine;
As Thou, Beloved, in Thy grace and fulness
  Forever and forevermore art mine.
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Duane Bratton

Henderson, Nevada, United States

I am the Lord's!!

I haven't heard this hymn in years.

It was my dear loving wife's dearest testimony and hymn.

She is the Lord's!!

It was placed upon her tombstone at the time of her passing after we were married for one year.

I cannot express the hope I have when I see her standing with the Lord.


Jon Thoren

United States

This is the tune to which I learned "We Rest on Thee, Our Shield and Our Defender"


Emmy

Greater Accra, Ghana

Yes I am the Lord's—body, soul and spirit. Amen.


Kater Haaga

Abuja, FCT, Nigeria

May I remain Yours into eternity.


Steve Miller

Detroit, MI, United States

Bennett was an unknown Brethren hymn writer. - Songs of the Spirit by Martin


Steve Miller

Detroit, MI, United States

We sung this hymn at my daughter's wedding.

The tune for this beautiful hymn was written for the beautiful wedding hymn, "O Perfect Love", by Dorothy F. Gurney. This tune was written specifically for the wedding of Queen Victoria's granddaughter, Princess Louise of Wales.

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Below are the words of that wedding hymn:

1. O perfect Love, all human thought transcending,

Lowly we kneel in prayer before Thy throne,

That theirs may be the love which knows no ending,

Whom Thou forevermore dost join in one.

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2. O perfect Life, be Thou their full assurance,

Of tender charity and steadfast faith,

Of patient hope and quiet, brave endurance,

With childlike trust that fears not pain nor death.

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3. Grant them the joy which brightens earthly sorrow;

Grant them the peace which calms all earthly strife,

And to life’s day the glorious unknown morrow

That dawns upon eternal love and life.

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4. Hear us, O Father, gracious and forgiving,

Through Jesus Christ, Thy coeternal Word,

Who, with the Holy Ghost, by all things living

Now and to endless ages art adored.


Ken Harding

Sydney, NSW, Australia

What a beautiful expression of assurance to the child of God!

I've loved Him since my teenage years and He is more precious now than ever.

A verse from this hymn was quoted on our calendar and I just had to look it up.

Thank you for this lovely rendering.


Nene Ogbonnaya

Lagos, Nigeria

Lord, thank You that I am Yours. I truly belong to You. Please teach me absolute surrender to You. I love You Lord.


Dan Elkins

Scottsdale, Arizona, United States

Dear Lord, may my entire being be Yours forevermore. I give my body and soul and spirit to You right now, to love and honor and obey You for the rest of my days. Thank You for accepting me forever. I ask You to teach me all it means to love You as much as You have loved me. Take me completely, I am Yours.


Valentina

I am the Lord's! Yet teach me all it meanth! Lord Jesus teach us how to please You. Constitue Your being with ours so that our living can express sontaneously that we are Yours.