The Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth Him not, neither knoweth Him: but ye know Him; for He dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.@John 14:17
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Fanny Crosby (1820-1915)

Fanny Crosby, in the Sunday School Hymnal (Reformed Church in the U.S.A, 1899). Some hymnals show the author as Martha J. Lankton, one of Fanny’s pseudonyms.

Georgia G. Berkey (🔊 pdf nwc).

Dwell in me, O blessèd Spirit,
How I need Thy help divine!
In the way of life eternal,
Keep, oh, keep this heart of mine.

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Dwell in me, oh, dwell in me;
Hear and grant my prayer to Thee;
Spirit, now from Heav’n descending,
Come, oh, come and dwell in me.

Let me feel Thy sacred presence;
Then my faith will ne’er decline;
Comfort Thou and help me onward,
Fill with love this heart of mine.

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Round the cross where Thou hast led me,
Let my purest feelings twine;
With the blood from sin that cleansed me,
Seal anew this heart of mine.

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Dwell in me, O blessèd Spirit,
Gracious teacher, friend divine,
For the home of bliss that waits me
O prepare this heart of mine.

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