My Lord and my God.@John 20:28

Ben­ja­min Bed­dome (1717–1795). Pub­lished post­hu­mous­ly in 1817.

Eck­hardts­heim Hein­rich C. Zeu­ner, 1833 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Benjamin Beddome

If Christ is mine, then all is mine,
And more than angels know;
Both present things and things to come,
And grace and glory, too.

If He is mine, then, though He frown,
He never will forsake;
His chastisements all work for good,
And but His love bespeak.

If He is mine, I need not fear,
The rage of earth and hell;
He will support my feeble frame,
And all their power repel.

If He is mine, let friends forsake,
And earthly comforts flee;
He, the dispenser of all good,
Is more than these to me.

If He is mine, I’ll fearless pass
Through death’s tremendous vale;
He’ll be my comfort and my stay
When heart and flesh shall fail.

Let Jesus tell me He is mine,
I nothing want beside:
My soul shall at the fountain live
When all the streams are dried.