Scripture Verse

In Christ you have been brought to fullness.@Colossians 2:10

Introduction

Words: Aar­on R. Wolfe, 1851. Wolfe wrote this hymn just be­fore grad­u­at­ing from Un­ion Sem­in­a­ry. It was first pub­lished in the New York Ev­an­gel­ist in 1851, then in Church Me­lo­dies: A Col­lect­ion of Psalms & Hymns with Ap­pro­pri­ate Tunes, 1859.

Music: Hes­per­us Hen­ry Bak­er, 1854. First pub­lished in A Hym­nal for Use in the Eng­lish Church, by John Grey, 1866 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Aaron R. Wolfe
(1821–1902)

Lyrics

Complete in Thee! No work of mine
May take, dear Lord, the place of Thine;
Thy blood hath pardon bought for me,
And I am now complete in Thee.

Complete in Thee! No more shall sin,
Thy grace hath conquered, reign within;
Thy voice shall bid the tempter flee,
And I shall stand complete in Thee.

Complete in Thee—each want supplied,
And no good thing to me denied;
Since Thou my portion, Lord, wilt be,
I ask no more, complete in Thee.

Dear Savior, when before Thy bar
All tribes and tongues assembled are,
Among Thy chosen will I be,
At Thy right hand, complete in Thee.