Scripture Verse

We know that He abideth in us, by the Spirit which He hath given us. 1 John 3:24


Samuel S. Wesley (1810–1876)

Words: Fran­ces R. Ha­ver­gal (1836–1879).

Music: Au­re­lia Sam­uel S. Wes­ley, in A Se­lect­ion of Psalms and Hymns, by Charles Kem­ble (Lon­don: John Shaw, 1864), num­ber 122 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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If you know when this hymn was writ­ten,

Frances R. Havergal (1836–1879)


Live out Thy life with­in me,
O Je­sus, King of kings!
Be Thou Thy­self the an­swer
To all my quest­ion­ings;
Live out Thy life with­in me,
In all things have Thy way!
I, the trans­par­ent me­di­um,
Thy glo­ry to dis­play.

The tem­ple has been yield­ed,
And pu­ri­fied of sin,
Let Thy She­ki­nah glo­ry
Now shine forth from with­in,
And all the earth keep si­lence,
The body hence­forth be
Thy si­lent, gen­tle ser­vant,
Moved on­ly as by Thee.

Its mem­bers ev­ery mo­ment
Held sub­ject to Thy call,
Ready to have Thee use them,
Or not be used at all,
Held with­out rest­less long­ing,
Or strain, or stress, or fret,
Or chafings at Thy deal­ings,
Or thoughts of vain re­gret.

But rest­ful, calm and pli­ant,
From bend and bi­as free,
Awaiting Thy de­ci­sion,
When Thou hast need of me.
Live out Thy life with­in me,
O Je­sus, King of kings!
Be Thou the glo­ri­ous an­swer
To all my quest­ion­ings.