Scripture Verse

Your life is hid with Christ in God. Colossians 3:3

Introduction

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Fanny Crosby
(1820–1915)

Words: Fan­ny Cros­by, in The Wells of Sal­va­tion, by John Swe­ney & Will­iam J. Kirk­pat­rick (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: John J. Hood, 1881).

Music: John R. Swe­ney (🔊 pdf nwc).

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John R. Sweney
(1837–1899)

Lyrics

O light of my spirit and joy of my heart,
Thou chief among thousands, how lovely Thou art!
I think of Thy goodness where’er I may be,
My rock and salvation, I live but for Thee.

Refrain

I live but in Thee, I live but in Thee,
My rock and salvation, I live but in Thee;
I live but in Thee, I live but in Thee,
My rock and salvation, I live but in Thee.

I care not for treasures that rust and decay,
I seek not for pleasures that vanish away,
Enough that my Savior my portion will be,
O loving Redeemer, I live but in Thee.

Refrain

Thus far hast Thou led me, I’ll trust Thee for all,
I know Thou wilt ever respond to my call;
I feel that Thy grace is sufficient for me,
O Savior of sinners, I live but in Thee.

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