Scripture Verse

The Spirit of truth…dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. John 14:17

Introduction

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Isaac H. Meredith
(1872–1962)

Words: D. M. Bu­cha­nan, in Ser­mons in Song No. 3, ed­it­ed by Is­aac Mer­e­dith & Grant C. Tul­lar (New York: Tul­lar-Mer­e­dith, 1901), num­ber 37.

Music: Is­aac H. Me­re­dith (🔊 pdf nwc). Some hym­nals show the com­pos­er as Charles C. Ack­ley, one of Mer­e­dith’s pseu­do­nyms.

If you know Bu­cha­nan’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

Dwelling, O God, in me,
Dwelling in me;
Gladly my heart would plead,
To welcome Thee;
Tho’ wondrous thought it be,

Refrain

Dwelling, O God, in me,
Dwelling in me,
Dwelling in me.

By faith I wait on Thee,
Spirit divine!
Come, shed abroad Thy love,
My will incline;
’Tis life and peace to be,

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My heart Thy temple make
Secure for Thee;
Live there both rich and full,
Thyself for me;
Thus pure my thoughts shall be,

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Thy grace sufficient is
For every strife;
Help me, by faith and love,
To show my life
A vict’ry won by Thee,

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Then, till my latest breath,
Thyself impress;
That brightly may my face
And life express
The sweetest joy of Thee,

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