Scripture Verse

If ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise. Galatians 3:29

Introduction

Words: Ben­ja­min Bed­dome (1717–1795). Pub­lished in John Rip­pon’s Se­lect­ion, 10th ed­i­tion, 1800, num­ber 287, part 2.

Music: Bed­ford Will­iam Wheale, 1729 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Wheale (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

If God is mine, then present things,
And things to come, are mine;
Yea, Christ, His Word, and Spirit, too,
And glory all divine.

If He is mine, then from His love,
He every trouble sends;
All things are working for my good,
And bliss His rod attends.

If He is mine, I need not fear
The rage of earth and hell;
He will support my feeble frame,
Their utmost force repel.

If He is mine, let friends forsake,
Let wealth and honors flee—
Sure He, who giveth me Himself,
Is more than these to me.

If He is mine, I’ll boldly pass
Through death’s tremendous vale;
He is a solid comfort when
All other comforts fail.

O, tell me, Lord! that Thou art mine;
What can I wish beside?
My soul shall at the fountain live,
When all the streams are dried.