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That mystic word of Thine




That mystic word of Thine,
O sovereign Lord,
Is all too pure, too high,
too deep for me;
Weary of striving,
and with longing faint,
I breathe it back again
in prayer to Thee.


Abide in me, I pray,
and I in Thee;
From this good hour,
O leave me never more.
Then shall the discord cease,
the wound be healed,
The lifelong bleeding
of the soul be o’er.


As some rare perfume
in a vase of clay
Pervades with a fragrance
not its own.
So, when Thou dwellest
in a mortal soul,
All heaven’s own sweetness
seems around it thrown.


Abide in me; o’ershadow
by Thy love
Each half-formed purpose,
and dark thought of sin;
Quench ere it rise,
each selfish, low desire,
And keep my soul as Thine,
calm and divine.


Abide in me; there have
been moments blest
When I have heard Thy voice
and felt Thy power;
Then evil lost its grasp,
and passion, hushed,
Owned the divine enchantment
of the hour.


These but were seasons,
beautiful are rare;
Abide in me,
and they shall ever be;
Fulfil at once Thy precept
and my prayer—
Come and abide in me,
and I in Thee.

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LYRICS
Meter: 10 10 10 10
Writer(s):
    Trans/Adapted:
      Dates:
      Bible Refs:
      LIST OF LYRIC SOURCES
      Hymn/Song Book Year Song #
      1962# 775
      1954# 469
      MUSIC
      Name: MARGARET
      Meter: 10 10 10 10
      Writer(s):
        Dates:
        LIST OF MUSIC SOURCES
        Hymn/Song Book Song # Key
        # 775Eb
        ALTERNATIVE TUNES
        Name meter
        10 10 10 10
        10 10 10 10
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