Scripture Verse

We dwell in Him, and He in us, because He has given us of His Spirit. 1 John 4:13

Introduction

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Fanny Crosby
(1820–1915)

Words: Fan­ny Cros­by, in Song-Land Mes­sen­ger No. 2, ed­it­ed by An­tho­ny J. Sho­wal­ter, John S. Hen­dricks et al. (Dall­as, Tex­as & Dal­ton, Geor­gia: Sho­wal­ter-Lin­coln & A. J. Sho­wal­ter, 1898), num­ber 261.

Music: Jam­shed­pur J. M. Grif­fith, 1898 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Grif­fith’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

The world is but a fleeting dream,
A passing cloud, a meteor beam;
Its brightest joys like shadows glide,
And leave my heart unsatisfied.

Refrain

O dwell with me, Thou heavenly Guest,
In whom alone is perfect rest;
O dwell with me; no love like Thine
Can fill this longing heart of mine.

The hopes of earth are born to die,
’Tis Heaven alone can satisfy,
I long to see that home above,
Celestial city that I love.

Refrain

When friendships fail and all seems dark,
The God of Heav’n will steer my bark;
In His own time I’ll reach the shore,
And dwell with Him forevermore.

Refrain