Dwell In Me, O Blessed Spirit ~ Hymn

Dwell In Me, O Blessed Spirit

Dwell in me, O blessèd Spirit,
How I need Thy help divine!
In the way of life eternal,
Keep, oh, keep this heart of mine.

Refrain

Dwell in me, oh, dwell in me;
Hear and grant my prayer to Thee;
Spirit, now from Heav’n descending,
Come, oh, come and dwell in me.

Let me feel Thy sacred presence;
Then my faith will ne’er decline;
Comfort Thou and help me onward,
Fill with love this heart of mine.

Refrain

Round the cross where Thou hast led me,
Let my purest feelings twine;
With the blood from sin that cleansed me,
Seal anew this heart of mine.

Refrain

Dwell in me, O blessèd Spirit,
Gracious Teacher, Friend divine,
For the home of bliss that waits me
O prepare this heart of mine.

Refrain

Words: Fanny Crosby (1820-1915)

About Ellenhttps://happywonderer.com/I am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

11 thoughts on “Dwell In Me, O Blessed Spirit ~ Hymn

  1. What wonderful words, Ellen. I don’t think I’ve ever sung this hymn.

    By the way, I didn’t realize how wide this theme is — your image is more than 600 pixels across 🙂

    • This is a variation on the theme that a bloggy friend customized for me…so it’s wider then the standard theme. :0)

  2. Comfort is given by these words of faith! Yes, dwell in me!
    We missed the rain..but just around our place..from what I hear!
    Flowers are planted..with more to come.

  3. “Let me feel Thy sacred presence;
    Then my faith will ne’er decline;”

    I love those lines.

    Hope your Sunday has been blessed… are you still visiting churches, or have you found a permanent one?

  4. Fanny Crosby hymns are among my favorites, and I’m glad to add this to my list. “Come, oh, come, and dwell in me.” Amen.

  5. I have the privilege of preaching a funeral tomorrow for a 101-year-old saint who died the day after Christmas. This was one of her two favorite hymns, and I found your blog while Googling the hymn’s background.

    Other sources say it was not written by Fanny Crosby (see, for example, http://www.hymnary.org/hymn/PsH/427?media=text), but it sounds very Fanny-ish. Just wondering if you had a different source.

    Either way, thanks for keeping the hymn before the church. It’s a great one, and it’s too bad its circulation has been limited.

    Bob Thompson, Pastor
    Corinth Reformed Church – Hickory, NC

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