Scripture Verse

[We know] that we dwell in Him, and He in us, because He hath given us of His Spirit. 1 John 4:13


Words: A. C. Sew­all, 1900.

Music: Mon­ti­cel­lo Charles S. Brown, 1902 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Sew­all’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him or Brown (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


Love of God, so great and holy,
Grace of God, so full and free,
Templed in a Child so lowly,
Canst Thou come and dwell in me?

Sin has held a long dominion,
Darkened thought, debased desire,
Fettered will, corrupted conscience,
Worshipped with unholy fire.

I am all defiled and guilty;
Yet Thy temple, Lord, would be!
Stronger than the strong man enter;
Bind my foe; deliver me.

Love of God, so great and holy,
Grace of Christ, so full and free,
While I kneel, Thy child and lowly,
Make Thy promise good in me.