…a dwelling in which God lives by His Spirit.@Ephesians 2:22
Charles Wesley (1707–1788)

Charles Wesley, Short Hymns on Select Passages of the Holy Scriptures (Bristol, England: E. Farley, 1762), cento.

St. Michael melody by Louis Bourgeois in the French Genevan Psalter, 1551; adapted by William Crotch in his Psalm Tunes, 1836 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Rev. William Inglis was a pious and useful Wesleyan local preacher. One of his valued admonitions was: When the world assaults you, watch and pray; when the flesh, flee and pray; when the devil, fight and pray. The last public service that he conducted was a seven-o’clock morning prayer meeting. He gave out this hymn and read with special emphasis and impressiveness the third and fourth stanzas. That evening, in returning to the same chapel, he suddenly fell to the ground, and life was extinct. They recalled then how solemnly he had read at the close of the morning prayer meeting:

And soon or later than translate
To my eternal bliss.

Nutter, pp. 195–96

William Crotch (1775–1847)

O come and dwell in me,
Spirit of power within,
And bring the glorious liberty
From sorrow, fear, and sin.

Hasten the joyful day
Which shall my sins consume,
When old things shall be done away,
And all things new become.

I want the witness, Lord,
That all I do is right,
According to Thy mind and Word,
Well pleasing in Thy sight.

I ask no higher state;
Indulge me but in this,
And soon or later then translate
To my eternal bliss.