1 “Complete!” O sweet and heav’nly word,
That sinless angels never heard!
Our stam’ring lips can scarcely spell it,
It needs a seraph voice to tell it:
Complete, not in myself, but Thee!
“Yes, trusting soul, complete in Me, complete in Me.”
Complete in Him, I know, I feel it;
Complete in Him, I dare to tell it;
Complete in Him, I’m sanctified;
Complete in Him, I’m satisfied, I’m satisfied.
2 But I am weak and full of sin,
All bruis’d without, and stained within;
How can it be that I be holy?
“Ah, learn of Me, the meek and lowly;
My grace it is that sets you free!
Rejoice, thou art complete in Me, complete in Me.” [Chorus]
3 But I am blind, I shall but stray
Or grope and stumble in the way.
“My hand shall hold, Mine eye shall guide thee;
And My bright angels walk beside thee,
Fear not, I gave myself for thee,
And where I am night cannot be, night cannot be.” [Chorus]
4 “Complete in Him!” and what is this,
But gate of pearl that leads to bliss?
Life has no need but Jesus fills it;
Life has no storm but Jesus stills it;
Peace widens, deepens to a sea,
When I can say, “Complete in Thee, complete in Thee.” [Chorus]
5 And when before the great white throne
I reap the joys my tears have sown,
In loftier songs I will adore Him
And cast my crown of gold before Him;
And this my highest note shall be,
“Redeemed and saved, Complete in Thee, complete in Thee.” [Chorus]
Rv Alfred Henry Burton DD United Kingdom 1840-1950. Born at Swannington, Leicestershire, he emigrated with family to America and became a student at Beloit College, WI, graduating with honours. After a pastorate in the Methodist Episcopal Church at Monroe, WI, he returned to England and entered the Wesleyan Ministry in 1865. He married Ellen Pearse. He then ministered mostly in Lanca-shire and London. Published works include ”Gleanings in the gospels:, “Wayside songs”, “St. Luke in Expositor's Bible”.
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