"I am His, by Him created; I am His, by Him
redeemed; I am twice His, by original right, and by
purchase when I was lost. I am His by the ransom
of His blood, His by the conquest of His Spirit, His
by my own free consent; His in body, in soul, in
estate; His entirely, His exclusively, His irrevocably.
I am His and He will defend me, His and He
will correct me, His and He will make use of me;
but His and He will love me, His and He will de-
light in me, His and He will claim me against all
rivals and opponets; yea rather His and He doth
love, His and He doth delight in me, His and He
claims me now against all adversaries.
I am not my own, not the church's, not the
world's, not man's, not the law's, not Satan's; but
His, Christ's my Beloved's.
I am not the property of time, nor of care, nor of business, nor of necessity; but of Christ, for 'I am
I am my Beloved's, and none else possesses either right or power over me, except according to His will and sufferance; and if I am my Beloved's, and He is mine, then all that is mine is His, and all my sin, my weakness, my condemnation, and my misery; and all that is His is mine, all His strength, His righteousness, His wisdom, His holiness, His salvation, His glory. His God is my God, His Father is my Father, His brethren my brethren, His Heaven my home."
--From an Old Scotch Book, "The Song of Songs"
by A. M. Stuart