Abide in Me, and I in you. John 15:4
Words: Clarence M. Seamans, 1905. Appeared in Carols of Hope (Boston, Massachusetts: Advent Christian Publication Society, 1906), page 9.
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Blessèd Jesus, smile upon us now,
Gathered here to praise Thy name;
Hear us as before Thy throne we bow,
Keep Thy lambs from sin and shame.
Jesus, Savior, come with us abide,
Fill our hearts with love divine;
Keep us closely by Thy precious side,
Let us evermore be Thine.
In this world so dark with clouds of sin
May we shine with heav’nly light;
Precious souls from danger help us win,
To be Thine in glory bright.
May we ever kind and gentle be,
Pure in heart and filled with love;
So that those around us all may see
We are like our Lord above.
When in kingly robes Thou shalt appear
Coming down the flaming sky,
May we dwell with Thee, O Savior dear,
In that blessèd by and by.