If God is mine, then present thingsAuthor: Benjamin Beddome (1787)
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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.
Oh, 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.
The Southern Harmony
If God is mine, then present things. B. Beddome. [Security in God.] This hymn is in common use in two forms:—
1. If God is mine, then present things. This appeared in the 10th ed. of Rippon's Selection, 1800, No. 287, pt. ii., in 6 stanzas of 4 lines, and is in somewhat extensive use in America, but usually in an abridged form.
2. If Christ is mine, then all is mine. This was given from Beddome's manuscript in his (posthumous) Hymns, &c, 1817, No. 564, in 6 stanzas of 4 lines. This is also in common use and more especially in America. [Rev. James Mearns, M.A.]
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
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|The Cyber Hymnal #10613||If God is mine, then present things||If God is mine, then present things||BEDFORD||Benjamin Beddome, 1717-1795||CM||John Rippon's <cite>Selections</cite>, 10th ed. 1800|