Scripture Verse

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)

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

Music: Geor­gia G. Ber­key (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lyrics

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.

Refrain

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.

Refrain

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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