410. We are the Lord's: His all-sufficient merit

1 We are the Lord’s; His all-sufficient merit,
Sealed on the Cross, to us this grace accords;
We are the Lord’s, and all things shall inherit;
Whether we live or die, we are the Lord’s.

2 We are the Lord’s; then let us gladly tender
Our souls to Him, in deeds, not empty words;
Let heart and tongue, and life combine to render
No doubtful witness that we are the Lord’s.

3 We are the Lord’s; no darkness brooding o’er us
Can make us tremble, while this star affords
A steady light along the path before us--
Faith’s full assurance that we are the Lord’s.

4 We are the Lord’s; no evil can befall us
In the dread hour of life’s fast loosening cords;
No pangs of death shall even then appall us;
Death we shall vanquish, for we are the Lord’s.


Text Information
First Line: We are the Lord's: His all-sufficient merit
Author: Karl Johann Philipp Spitta (1843)
Translator: Charles Tamberlaine Astley (1860)
Language: English
Publication Date: 1917
Topic: The Christian Life: Cross and Comfort
Tune Information
Composer: John B. Dykes (1875)
Meter: 11 10, 11 10
Key: D Major

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