Christ My Song - 95
We are the Lord's, whether we live or die - We are the Lord's
(Carl Johann Philipp Spitta/Richard Massie/
Johannes Thomas Rüegg)
We are the Lord's.
2. We are the Lord's – to him then let us live,
with soul and body, both with deeds and words,
while heart, and tongue, and life assurance give
of this most precious truth: we are the Lord's!
3. We are the Lord's, – so shall our hearts ne'er fail,
for one bright star its steady light affords,
to cheer and guide us thro' the gloomy vale,
it is the blessed word: we are the Lord's!
4. We are the Lord's, who will preserve us still,
when none beside him help to us accords;
in death's last conflict we will fear no ill,
thy word abideth true: we are the Lord's.
Richard Massie, Lyra Domestica II, 1864, 81.
Translated from the German Wir sind des Herrn, wir leben oder sterben! - Wir sind des Herrn
of Carl Johann Philipp Spitta.