Scripture Verse

All are yours, and you are of Christ, and Christ is of God.@1 Corinthians 3:22–23

Introduction

portrait
James Mountain
(1844–1933)
Courtesy of Tunbridge Wells
Museum & Art Gallery

Words: George W. Ro­bin­son, 1876.

Music: Ev­er­last­ing Love James Moun­tain, 1876 (🔊 pdf nwc). Moun­tain wrote the tune for these ly­rics so the hymn could be in­clud­ed in the first ed­i­tion of his Hymns of Con­se­cra­tion and Faith.

If you have ac­cess to a pho­to of Ro­bin­son (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you send us an e-mail?

Lyrics

Loved with everlasting love,
Led by grace that love to know;
Gracious Spirit from above,
Thou hast taught me it is so!
O this full and perfect peace!
O this transport all divine!
In a love which cannot cease,
I am His, and He is mine.
In a love which cannot cease,
I am His, and He is mine.

Heav’n 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,
Flowers with deeper beauties shine,
Since I know, as now I know,
I am His, and He is mine.
Since I know, as now I know,
I am His, and He is mine.

Things that once were wild alarms
Cannot now disturb my rest;
Closed in everlasting arms,
Pillowed on the loving breast.
O to lie forever here,
Doubt and care and self resign,
While He whispers in my ear,
I am His, and He is mine.
While He whispers in my ear,
I am His, and He is mine.

His forever, only His;
Who the Lord and me shall part?
Ah, with what a rest of bliss
Christ can fill the loving heart!
Heav’n 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.
But while God and I shall be,
I am His, and He is mine.