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.
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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.
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Bukky Olaoye

Atlanta, GA, United States

Wow, how comforting, and reassuring!! The warmth of God's love is so unmatchable!!

Thank God for the heart that composed this song!


Steven Seeley

Moody, Alabama, United States

I fear the grand old didactic hymns are rapidly falling out of favor being replaced by mantras with less depth of meaning. I hope I am not being uncharitable. For no particular reason this hymn popped in my head today. A blessed truth.


Brian and Christine Treharne

Ivybridge, Devon, United Kingdom

We were walking part of the SouthWest coast path this morning between Cawsand and Cremyll near where the Pilgrim Fathers set off for America and as we came to a welcoming seat we found that it had been dedicated to a loved one with the following words,' Heaven above is softer blue; Earth: around is sweeter green: Something lives in every hue, Christless .eyes have never seen. It perfectly described the scene before us and our Christian experience.

Unfortunately, we began arguing over the right tune and hastened to the internet as soon as we got home! I was right! Now I can't get it out of my head but who would want to? Lovely moments which enhanced our day.


Jack Corbin Getz

Tucker, Georgia, United States

It's been my favorite for many years. As an artist I love the second verse especially. It's worth savoring...all of it.


Tudor Matthew

Benidorm, Alicante, Spain

I heard this lovely ANOINTED Hymn this Morning. We used to sing it in ELIM CHURCH in PONTYPRIDD South Wales in the 1940s & 1950s.

I felt The LORD JESUS say to me today, YOU ARE MINE AND I AM YOURS.

Despite failing Him many times, and sometimes not sensing Gods presence, HE STILL REMAINS FAITHFUL TO US.

On hearing this lovely Hymn again, after so many years, The Holy Spirit spoke so clearly and with CERTAINTY to me, that I AM HIS AND HE IS MINE.


Frederick Ellis

Columbus, Ohio, United States

Old hymns are good and very inspiring to the soul when you begin to reflect God's unfeigned love, nothing takes away the joy that comes from the Holy Spirit. We need more hymns of yester years than the rock n' roll of today's gospel rock.


Hannah

Wanstead, London, United Kingdom

I woke up this morning with this hymn in my heart. I have not heard for years and feel the essence in my heart just made to search for the words because I know my Lord Jesus through the Lord Holy Spirit telling me how much He loves me. What excellent and reassuring words to know our Lord's love never ceases. Thank you for timeless word - worth hearing it again and again to remind me of how much to cost Christ Jesus to purchase my redemption. Thank you so much for I know Jesus is mine and I am His.


Ruth Bushnell

Loughborough, Leicestershire, United Kingdom

Have just finished reading Francine Rivers book 'Redeeming love' and found myself singing this hymn. Like so many others haven't heard if for years but the truth contained in it is amazing! I am His and He is mine. Wonderful!


Richard Wilson

One Tree Jill, South Australia, Australia

Just sitting this morning and the words to this wonderful song came back to me.

So I went looking and found the rest of them here. Thanks!

It was a song very special to me early in my journey with Jesus and as I look at it again it is totally relevant to where He brought me right now.

It is such a succinct summing up of the heart of the Good News and the amazing grace of God who is love.


John Masters

Neath, Wales, United Kingdom

For some reason, I picked up my old guitar this morning and began to sing this song which I have not heard sung since 1980. I looked up the words on this site and reminded myself of the unfailing love and grace of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

'Many there be which say of my soul, "There is no hope for him in God"; But Thou, O LORD, art a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of mine head. (Psalm 3:2-3)

It is of the Lord's sovereignty that the Song of Songs is included in the Scriptures. However, some so-called Christians disagree with the inclusion of Song of Songs in the Bible, viewing it as a secular book, not as a sacred one. But in fact Song of Songs is the most sacred of books. In this book the seeker says, "I am my beloved's, and my beloved is mine" (6:3). If we did not have Song of Songs, we probably could not have such an expression regarding our relationship with the Lord. The hymn "Loved with everlasting love" has a line in the chorus which says, "I am His, and He is mine." This is a reference to Song of Songs. To say that "I am my beloved's" does not mean that He is the Master possessing us as His servants. It means that we are His love. This relationship is not that between master and slave, but the affectionate relationship between husband and wife. Song of Songs is the most romantic book ever written. Yet this book is concerned with the loving relationship between God and His chosen people. It presents a portrait of the married life of Christ and those who love Him.