The anointing which ye have received of Him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in Him. 1 John 2:27
Words: Silas G. Odell, 1885.
Music: Astana H. R. Jeffrey, in Select Hymns, edited by Barney E. Warren, Andrew L. Byers & Clara M. Brooks (Anderson, Indiana: Gospel Trumpet Publishing, 1911), number 382 (🔊 pdf nwc) Note: A different arrangement of this melody was published under Jeffrey’s name in Songs of Victory, edited by Joseph C. Fisher (Grand Junction, Michigan: 1885), number 90.
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Blessèd Spirit, for the asking,
Thou didst come into my heart;
Oh, I ever would adore Thee,
Never, never from Thee part;
Blessèd Spirit, how I love Thee!
Dwell Thou ever in my heart.
Oh, this well of living water,
Springing up within my soul!
Life eternal to me giving,
Praise the Lord, I now am whole.
Thou dost tell me, blessèd Spirit,
That my soul is born of God;
Thou dost witness to the cleansing
Wrought within by Jesus’ blood;
I am happy, ever happy,
Since my heart is Thine abode.
Oh, this wondrous, blest anointing
Which within me doth abide,
Witnessing to Jesus’ merit—
In Thy guidance I confide;
Thou wilt lead me, Thou wilt bring me,
Bring me to my Savior’s side.
Now I taste of Heaven’s sweetness,
For my Savior in me lives;
Oh, the richness and completeness
Of this rest the Spirit gives!
Ever lead me, heav’nward lead me,
Conquering power unto me give.