I Am His

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This song freshens up a 19th century hymn by George Robinson about the love of God that we experience in union with Jesus, and how that relationship affects our lives, particularly in how we view creation. Robinson says that "something lives in every hue Christless eyes have never seen." Once a person is born-again, or regenerated, it is like they are given new eyes, eyes to see the significance of Jesus in every formerly mundane aspect of the universe. As we experience the beauties of this world, we can truly say that Jesus' loveliness ever grows since we see Him - His beauty, His creative power, His tenderness - in creation. The song closes with the assurance that though "heaven and earth may fade and flee," in His arms we'll ever be. Let us rejoice in the amazing truth that we can say "I am His, and He is mine!"

Lyrics

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Loved with everlasting love
From a never-failing store;
By the Spirit from above
Love within my heart will pour.
Oh, this full and perfect peace,
Joy and wonder all divine,
In a love which cannot cease;
I am His and He is mine,
I am His and He is mine.

Skies above are softer blue,
Earth below is fairer green;
Beauty lives in ev'ry hue
Christless eyes have never seen:
Birds with sweeter songs o'erflow,
Flow'rs with deeper radiance shine;
Jesus' loveliness e'er grows;
I am His and He is mine,
I am His and He is mine.

His forever, His alone,
None can cause us e'er to part.
Endless joy and peace unknown
Fill the Christ-belonging heart!
Heav'n and earth may fade and flee,
Sun and moon in dark decline;
In His arms I'll ever be;
I am His and He is mine,
I am His and He is mine.

Words by George W. Robinson (1838-1877) & David L. Ward. Music by David Ward.
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