Loved with everlasting love

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Loved with everlasting love,
Led by grace that love to know;
Spirit, breathing from above,
Thou hast taught me it is so.
Oh, this full and perfect peace!
Oh, this transport all divine!
In a love which cannot cease,
I am His, and He is mine.
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Heaven above is softer blue,
Earth around is sweeter green;
Something lives in every hue
Christless eyes have never seen:
Birds with gladder songs o’erflow,
Flow’rs with deeper beauties shine,
Since I know, as now I know,
I am His, and He is mine.
3
Things that once were wild alarms
Cannot now disturb my rest;
Closed in everlasting arms,
Pillowed on the loving breast.
Oh, to lie forever here,
Doubt and care and self resign,
While He whispers in my ear,
I am His, and He is mine.
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His forever, only His:
Who the Lord and me shall part?
Ah, with what a rest of bliss
Christ can fill the loving heart.
Heaven and earth may fade and flee,
Firstborn light in gloom decline;
But, while God and I shall be,
I am His, and He is mine.

This tune has been slightly modified.

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William Jeng

Irvine, CA, United States

Lord, You know that I love You. But You also know that my heart is prone to wander, to leave You and drift away every so often.

So draw me back to You! Thank You for loving me with Your ceaseless and unconditional love! I want to love You like You loved me. Lord, I choose to love You. Save me from loving You only in my feelings, because my feelings fluctuates by the hour. Keep me choosing You, to make the conscious decision to love You, on good days and bad days.

Lord I do love You! Make my consecration not just words, but a living!


Rose

Ozamiz, Misamis Occidental, Philippines

Praise the Lord! (Eph. 5:19) HALLELUJAH!


Jerry Jagonase

Baguio City, Benguet, Philippines

This is such an inspiring song. It is so good to the spirit. The message is so meaningful.


John Kang

Irvine, California, United States

What a lovely song.


Nelson Liu

Irvine, CA, United States

I am His, and He is mine!!


James

Hong Kong, NT, Hong Kong

I love this song! The words are amazing, touching the core of my heart and the tune is sweet to sing. Praise to the King!


Elen Andales

Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines

Amen. I love You LORD. Constrain me with Your love. Such love You gave is a wonderful opportunity for me to experience YOU.


Carol

Te Awamutu, Waikato, New Zealand

Disappointed in the tune, what happened to the one we sang in the 70's?


Henry Francis B. Espiritu

Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines

Praise the Beloved Lord that His love is always strong, tender and constant. He never forsakes us no matter how much we fail Him again and again. He is grace and mercy Himself. His nature is grace; His essence is just Unconditional Love. Every time I meditate on this hymn, my heart soars to the Realm of the Throne and I bare my own heart to the Heart of the Beloved Whose Love is the only refuge of all the pains and sorrows of existence. Every time I pray-read this hymn, my soul, like a renewed eagle flies to the boundary of the human and the heavenly, and I wait with impatient anticipation for the Beloved to take me to His inner chamber of communion and fellowship. "Loved with everlasting love!" Oh Thy love is everlasting while my earthly love is finite. "I am His and He is mine!" Oh for this divine union and mutual abiding in Thee! Oh my God who made me partake of Thy most innermost secret. Oh this perfect peace that throws away all sadness of this earthly existence; bringing me to the joys of my communion with Thee. I cannot fathom the depths of Thy love! The more I fathom it, the more I drown into the ecstatic bliss of Thy Divine reciprocation. The more I think of Thy love, the more I am amazed at Thy forgiveness and loving-kindness! What can I say but "Thank You" for loving me who is the most wretched of all Thy creatures. Had You not pursued and captured me, I would still be in the grips of my unhappy mind! Oh my Beloved, thank You again and again for this unmerited favor and love!


Valerie

London, United Kingdom

To be loved with an everlasting love. And, I believe because He has taught us it is so. To rest in Him. Suddenly verse 2 just falls into place and is so real. The things of the world just fade away and is secondary to the things of Christ. Things that once were wild alarms or triggers cannot disturb our rest because verse three is living and real. Who can separate us from the Lord? While God and I shall be, I am His and He is mine. This hymn opens the ecstasy in just loving the Lord. So long as God is God and I am me... I am His and He is mine. HALLELUJAH!