Complete In Him

Complete! O sweet and heavenly word

Author: Henry Burton
Tune: ["Complete!" O sweet and heavenly word]
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

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]

Source: Light and Life Songs No. 3 #148

Author: Henry Burton

Burton, H. In I. D. Sankey's Sacred Songs and Solos, 1878, the hymns, "Come, for the feast is spread," (The Gospel Invitation), and "Look away to Jesus" (Looking unto Jesus) are attributed to the "Rev. H. Burton” --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)… Go to person page >

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First Line: Complete! O sweet and heavenly word
Title: Complete In Him
Author: Henry Burton
Refrain First Line: Complete in Him



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