When I’m With The Saints

 

1. When I’m with the saints,
Happy am I! Peaceful am I!
Restful am I!
When I’m with the saints,
Joyful am I!
A joy I can’t deny!

2. When I’m with the saints,
Christ we pursue! Seeking for You!
Here loving You!
When I’m with the saints,
Christ we do share !
And for each member care!

3. When I’m with the saints,
Christ we employ! Without alloy!
Christ we enjoy!
When I’m with the saints!
Hopeful am I!
They are my life supply!

4. When I’m with the saints,
Christ in you see! Our hope is He!
Hope of glory!
When I’m with the saints,
Foretaste have we!
Conformed to Him we’ll be!

5. When I’m with the saints.
Christ we await! Anticipate!
Lord, don’t be late!
When I’m with the saints,
For Christ we yearn!
We long for His return!

6. When I’m with the saints,
You will go on!
I will go on!
Let’s all go on!
When I’m with the saints,
This we affirm!
We live if you stand firm!

Author: Judy Godshall, Bob Brenneman
Composer: Bob Brenneman

Background: This came from a Bible study of 1 Thessalonians.
It is my experience, my testimony, and my appreciation of being with the saints.

So often my husband and I will be driving home after being with the saints, feeling so washed, and refreshed by having been with them. We never plan to do this, but spontaneously, one of us will say, “When I’m with the saints”, and the other will respond, “Happy am I!” and then, the first one will respond, “Peaceful am I!”, then together we’ll say, “Restful am I! joyful am I” for this is just how we feel – happy, peaceful, restful, joyful!