Abide in Me, and I in you.@John 15:4

Clar­ence M. Sea­mans, 1905. Appeared in Ca­rols of Hope (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: Ad­vent Chris­tian Pub­li­ca­tion So­ci­e­ty, 1906), page 9.

Ur­mia Clar­ence M. Sea­mans, 1905 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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