I Am His and He Is Mine

This is an activity I sometimes do in my personal devotional time. Try taking a well-beloved hymn and find Scriptural backing for the truths taught in the lyrics. For me, it makes the hymn more precious and meaningful as I sing it. Here is one well-known hymn that I did recently.

Loved with everlasting love[1], led by grace that love to know;[2]

Gracious Spirit from above, Thou hast taught me it is so![3]

O this full and perfect peace![4] O this transport all divine![5]

In a love which cannot cease, I am His, and He is mine.[6]

In a love which cannot cease, I am His, and He is mine.[7]

Heav’n above is softer blue[8], Earth around is sweeter green![9]

Something lives in every hue Christless eyes have never seen;[10]

Birds with gladder songs o’erflow, flowers with deeper beauties shine, [11]

[1] Jeremiah 31:3 “The LORD hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore, with lovingkindness have I drawn thee.”

[2] 2 Thessalonians 2:16 “Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace,”

[3] John 14:26 “But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.”

[4] Isaiah 26:3 “Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.”

[5] Psalms 30:1 “A Psalm and Song at the dedication of the house of David. I will extol thee, O LORD; for thou hast lifted me up, and hast not made my foes to rejoice over me.”

[6] Song of Solomon 2:16 “My beloved is mine, and I am his: he feedeth among the lilies.”

[7] Jeremiah 31:33b “…I will put my law in their inward parts and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people.”

[8] Psalms 19:1  To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.

[9] Genesis 1:12  And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good.

[10] Romans 1:20  For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they [Christless] are without excuse:”

[11] Luke 12:27  “Consider the lilies how they grow: they toil not, they spin not; and yet I say unto you, that Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.”

By Pastor Wood

Carl is married to Becky and together they have three children. They live in Little River, SC where he pastors Anchor Baptist Church.