Scripture Verse

Abide in Me, and I in you. John 15:4

Introduction

Words: Frank Wil­loug­hby, in Ser­mons in Song No. 3, ed­it­ed by Is­aac H. Mer­e­dith & Grant C. Tul­lar (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Tull­ar-Mer­e­dith, 1901), num­ber 106.

Music: Giza Jo­seph W. Ler­man, 1901 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lyrics

Abiding in Jesus,
Oh refuge so sweet,
No trials can move me,
My rest is complete;
Tho’ dangers surround me
And tempests may rage,
There’s naught but His presence
My thoughts can engage.

Refrain

Abiding in Jesus,
Oh, sweet is the rest;
Abiding in Jesus,
I’m happy and blest.
Abiding in Jesus,
Oh, sweet is the rest;
Abiding in Jesus,
I’m happy and blest.

Abiding in Jesus,
There’s fullness of joy,
No trouble or sorrow
His peace can destroy;
His will is my pleasure,
My sweetest delight;
His presence my sunshine,
Eternally bright.

Refrain

Abiding in Jesus,
Oh, refuge divine,
How sweet on His dear,
Loving breast to recline;
Thro’ clouds and thro’ sunshine,
He leadeth me still,
And daily my life
With His blessings doth fill.

Refrain