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

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

Adam Geibel (🔊 pdf nwc).

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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.

Refrain

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.

Refrain

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

Refrain