You are Mine - Haas

A message of God's love and presence set in the middle of storm clouds over an angry sea - 1| I will come to you in the silence, I will lift you from all your fear. You will hear my voice, I claim you as my choice, be still, and know I am here. 2 I am hope for all who are hopeless, I am eyes for all who long to see. In the shadows of the night, I will be your light, come and rest in me. Chorus: Do not be afraid, I am with you. I have called you each by name. Come and follow me, I will bring you home; I love you and you are mine. 3 I am strength for all the despairing, healing for the ones who dwell in shame. All the blind will see, the lame will all run free, and all will know my name. I am the Word that leads all to freedom, I am the peace the world cannot give. I will call your name embracing all your pain. Stand up, now walk, and live!
This hymn of consolation and encouragement in times of difficulty and distress was written by American Roman Catholic liturgical musicians and composers David Haas (b 1957).

The words draw from
  • Isaiah 43:1 “Do not fear…you are mine”, 
  • Psalm 46:10 “Be still and know…” and 
  • John 14:27, “Peace I leave with you". 

The song was originally published in the collection "Who Calls You by Name: Music for Christian Initiation" (1991) as a song of a song of encouragement for catechumens and the newly baptized. Since then it has become popular for reconciliation and healing services, and especially for funerals.

With irregular meter it is set to a tune, also by Haas, which is called YOU ARE MINE.    This has a 4/4 time signature. In the key of Y, the first few notes are CE AG A_ ED EC_ with accompanying chords A / D / A / E.

Hymn-books which it has been published in include:
  • Gather Comprehensive and 3, RitualSong, GIA Publication, Chicago, USA
  • The Faith we Sing, a United Methodist hymnal supplement published by Abingdon Press, USA in 2001
  • Evangelical Lutheran Worship, Minneapolis, USA, Augsburg Fortress, 2010
  • In Caelo, Veritas Publications,Ireland, 1999

As well as these books (and many others), sheet music is availble for purchase in many different choral and instrumental arrangements.




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Examples


Choir with piano and flute:



Choir and congregation with band:



Choir and soloists:



Lead singer and congregation, with organ:



Singer, self-accompanied on guitar:



Instrumental - piano:


Lyrics

The lyrics are copyright so cannot be reproduced here. But they are currently available on this website. A rough outline is:
1| I will come to you in the silence,
.... be still, and know I am here.

2 I am hope for all who are hopeless ...

Chorus:
Do not be afraid, I am with you.
I have called you each by name.
Come and follow me, I will bring you home;
I love you and you are mine.

3 I am strength for all the despairing ...

4 I am the Word that leads all to freedom ...


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