Scripture Verse

I am the Vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in Me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without Me ye can do nothing. John 15:5

Introduction

Words: Jo­seph D. Smith, Hymns of Life and Peace 1869.

Music: Birm­ing­ham (Cunn­ing­ham), from A Se­lect­ion of Psalm Tunes, by Fran­cis Cunn­ing­ham, 1834 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Cunn­ing­ham (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

portrait
Joseph D. Smith
(1817–1889)

Lyrics

Abide in Thee, in that deep love of Thine,
My Jesus, Lord, Thou Lamb of God divine;
Down, closely down, as living branch with tree,
I would abide, my Lord, my Christ, in Thee.

Abide in Thee, my Savior, God, I know
How love of Thine, so vast, in me may flow:
My empty vessel running o’er with joy,
Now overflows to Thee without alloy.

Abide in Thee, nor doubt, nor self, nor sin,
Can e’er prevail with Thy blest life within;
Joined to Thyself, communing deep, my soul
Knows naught besides its motions to control.

Abide in Thee, ’tis thus alone I know
The secrets of Thy mind e’en while below;
All joy and peace, and knowledge of Thy Word,
All power and fruit, and service for the Lord.