Scripture Verse

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.

If you know Jeff­rey’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him or Odell,


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.