I am the Lord’s! O joy beyond expression
|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.”
|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.
|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.
|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.
Chicago, Illinois, United States
As I sang this hymn with other lovers of Christ at His table, I thought of three reasons that “we are the Lord’s”:
1) We are the Lord’s because we have been bought with a price, the precious blood of Christ – 1 Corinthians 6:19-20; 1 Peter 1:18-19.
2) We are the Lord’s because we have been sealed with the Holy Spirit, marked out for His unrivaled ownership – Ephesians 1:14.
3) We are the Lord’s because within us there is a sweet response of "yes, I will", as our answer to His beauty and fresh love. ” We are freshly drawn and given to be His alone. “The love of Christ constrains us, and we no longer live to ourselves, but to Him who died for us, and has been raised” – 2 Corinthians 5:14-15.
Plano, Texas, United States
We are the Lord's O joy beyond expression
Praise You Lord for such an undeniable fact that I am Yours!! O joy beyond expression!!
"As Thou, Beloved... Forever and forevermore art mine."
Palo Alto, CA, United States
O Lord Jesus, I am Your’s, nothing can change my faith in You. I love you, Lord Jesus forever. Amen.
Cedar Rapids, IA, United States
Such a beautiful expression of our relationship with our Father! Thank you for posting it on your website!
Cauayan City, Isabela, Philippines
We always sing this hymn very Junior Staff Training at Intervarsity Christian Fellowship Philippines. Oh, what a joy, comfort, and peace this hymn brings!
Amhetst, Ohio, United States
Forever learning under the faithful hand of the Lord. I’m not but you are...
Anaheim, CA, United States
Yes! LORD! I belong to You.
Ponce, PR, United States
I woke up this morning singing this wonderful hymn.
I am still learning as the Lord teaches me all that means to love Him.
2nd Corinthians 5:14-15 For the Love of Christ constrains us because we have judged this, that One died for all, therefore all died. And He died for all that those who live may no longer live to themselves but to Him who died for them and has been raised..