Scripture Verse

Whoso eateth My flesh, and drinketh My blood, hath eternal life. John 6:54

Introduction

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Leander L. Pickett
(1859–1928)

Words: Al­bert B. Simp­son, in Tears and Tri­umphs, ed­it­ed by Le­an­der Pic­kett, Mar­tin W. Knapp & John R. Bry­ant (Co­lum­bia, South Ca­ro­li­na: L. L. Pic­kett, 1894), num­ber 21.

Music: Le­an­der L. Pic­kett (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Albert B. Simpson
(1843–1919)

Lyrics

I have learned the wondrous secret
Of abiding in the Lord;
I have found the strength and sweetness
Of confiding in His word;
I have tasted life’s pure fountain,
I am drinking of His blood,
I have lost myself in Jesus,
I am sinking into God.

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I’m abiding in the Lord,
And confiding in His word,
And I’m hiding, safely hiding,
In the bosom of His love.

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I am crucified with Jesus,
And He lives and dwells in me;
I have ceased from all my struggling,
’Tis no longer I, but He;
All my will is yielded to Him,
And His spirit reigns within;
And His precious blood each moment,
Keeps me cleansed and free from sin.

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All my cares, I cast upon Him,
And He bears them all away;
All my fears and griefs I tell Him,
All my needs from day to day;
All my strength I draw from Jesus,
By His breath I live and move;
E’en His very mind He gives me,
And His faith, and life, and love.

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For my words I take His wisdom,
For my works His Spirit’s power,
For my ways His gracious presence,
Guards and guides me every hour;
Of my heart He is the portion,
Of my joy the ceaseless spring,
Savior, sanctifier, keeper,
Glorious Lord and coming king.

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