1049. Abiding and Confiding

1 I have learned the wondrous secret
Of abiding in the Lord;
I have found the strength and sweetness
Of confiding in His word;
I have tasted life’s pure fountain,
I am drinking of His blood,
I have lost myself in Jesus,
I am sinking into God.

Refrain:
I’m abiding in the Lord,
And confiding in His word,
And I’m hiding, safely hiding,
In the bosom of His love.

2 I am crucified with Jesus,
And He lives and dwells in me,
I have ceased from all my struggling,
’Tis no longer I but He;
All my will is yielded to Him,
And His Spirit reigns within,
And His precious blood each moment
Keeps me cleansed and free from sin. [Refrain]

3 All my cares I cast upon Him,
And He bears them all away;
All my fears and griefs I tell Him,
All my needs from day to day.
All my strength I draw from Jesus,
By His breath I live and move;
E’en His very mind He gives me
And His faith and life and love. [Refrain]

4 For my words I take His wisdom,
For my works His Spirit’s pow’r,
For my ways His gracious presence
Guards and guides me every hour;
Of my heart He is the Portion,
Of my joy the ceaseless Spring,
Savior, Sanctifier, Keeper,
Glorious Lord and loving King. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: I have learned the wondrous secret
Title: Abiding and Confiding
Author: Albert B. Simpson
Meter: 8.7.8.7 D R
Scripture: John 15:4
Topic: Abiding
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Abiding_and_Confiding); The Gospel Trumpet Company, Select Hymns, 1911 (437); The Cyber Hymnal (http://www.hymntime.com/tch/bio/p/i/pickett_ll.htm)
Refrain First Line: I’m abiding in the Lord
Tune Information
Name: [I have learned the wondrous secret]
Composer: Leander L. Pickett
Meter: 8.7.8.7 D R
Key: A♭ Major
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Abiding_and_Confiding); The Gospel Trumpet Company, Select Hymns, 1911 (437); The Cyber Hymnal (http://www.hymntime.com/tch/bio/p/i/pickett_ll.htm)



Media
MIDI file: Abiding_and_Confiding.mid
(http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Abiding_and_Confiding)
More media are available on the text authority and tune authority pages.




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