You Are Mine is a popular Christian hymn written and performed by David Haas. It is a song of reassurance imagining God’s voice comforting us.
This hymn will continue to be a source of hope in an unpredictable world – “I am the peace the world cannot give” (stanza 4) and a source of strength for those in turmoil – “I am the strength for all the despairing” (stanza 3).Shawn Gingrich
In 2017, The National Association of Pastoral Musicians (NPM) conducted a hymn survey in which 3,000 participants ranked hymns. Haas’s “You Are Mine” was number four on the list. Written in the early 1990s, this hymn, according to Hymnary.org, is now included in fourteen current hymnals across numerous denominations. The words are based on texts from Psalm 46:10, “Be still and know…”; Isaiah 43:1b, “Do not fear…you are mine”; and John 14:27, “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid” (NIV*). The hymn’s text is written in God’s voice, assuring, comforting, and encouraging – “I am with you,” “Come and rest in me,” and “I love you and you are mine.” The themes of this hymn are God’s care, strength in troubling times, baptism, and confirmation. “’You Are Mine’ is a reminder that no matter where we are and how low we may feel, God is always there, calling to us, and inviting us to follow” (The Faith We Sing: Worship Planner, 55). from History of Hymns: ‘You Are Mine’ by Shawn Gingrich