Scripture Verse

Ye are not in the flesh, but in the spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Romans 8:9


Frederick W. Faber

Words: Fred­er­ick W. Fa­ber, Je­sus and Ma­ry (Lon­don: James Burns, 1849), pag­es 158–60, cen­to.

Music: Na­o­mi Hans G. Nä­ge­li (1773–1836). Ar­ranged by Lo­well Ma­son, 1836 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Hans G. Nägeli


Thy home is with the humble, Lord!
The simple are Thy rest;
Thy lodging is in childlike hearts;
Thou makest there Thy nest.

Dear Comforter, eternal love,
If Thou wilt stay with me,
Of lowly thoughts and simple ways
I’ll build a nest for Thee.

Who made this beating heart of mine
But Thou, my heavenly guest?
Let no one have it then but Thee,
And let it be Thy nest.