I Am the Lord's!
I am the Lord’s! O Joy beyond expression,
O sweet response to voice of love Divine;
Faith’s joyous “Yes” to the assuring whisper,
“Fear not! I have redeemed thee; thou art Mine.”
I am the Lord’s! It is the glad confession,
Wherewith the Bride recalls the happy day,
When love’s “I will” accepted Him forever,
“The Lord’s,” to love, to honor and obey.
I am the Lord’s! Yet teach me all it meaneth,
All it involves of love and loyalty.
Of holy service, absolute surrender,
And unreserved obedience unto Thee.
I am the Lord’s! Yes; body, soul, and spirit,
O seal them irrecoverably Thine;
As Thou, Beloved, in Thy grace and fullness
Forever and forevermore art mine.
Lucy A. Bennett