Scripture Verse

The kingdom of God is within you. Luke 17:21


Words: Ma­rie L. Cor­ley, in Hymns of the King­dom, ed­it­ed by Ad­am Gei­bel et al. (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Gei­bel & Leh­man, 1905), num­ber 1.

Music: Ad­am Gei­bel (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Cor­ley (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

Adam Geibel (1855–1933)


God’s kingdom is within the heart,
’Tis there He reigns as king;
He speaks to us and bids us learn
His blessèd songs to sing.


O the songs, the songs of the king­dom,
That help us bid evil de­part;
The glad songs of God’s bless­èd king­dom,
The kingdom of God in the heart.

God’s kingdom is with­in the heart,
Sweet melodies are there;
We hear His tender lov­ing tones,
It sanctifies our care.


God’s kingdom is with­in the heart,
Dear Sav­ior, reign in love,
Until to Hea­ven we are called
To sing the songs above.