He Abides

I'm rejoicing night and day

Author: Herbert Buffum (1922)
Tune: [I'm rejoicing night and day]
Published in 40 hymnals

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1 I’M rejoicing night and day,
As I walk the pilgrim way,
For the hand of God in all my life see,
And the reason of my bliss,
Yes, the secret all is this:
That the Comforter abides with me.

He abides, … He abides, …
Hallelujah, He abides with me!
I’m rejoicing night and day,
As I walk the narrow way,
For the Comforter abides with me.

2 Once my heart was full of sin,
Once I had no peace within,
Till heard how Jesus died upon the tree;
Then I fell down at His feet,
And there came a peace so sweet,
Now the Comforter abides with me.

3 He is with me everywhere,
And He knows my every care,
I’m as happy as a bird and just as free;
For the Spirit has control,
Jesus satisfies my soul,
Since the Comforter abides with me.

4 There’s no thirsting for the things
Of the world—they’ve taken wings;
Long ago I gave them up, and instantly
All my night was turned to day,
All my burdens rolled away,
Now the Comforter abides with me.

Source: Redemption Hymnal #217

Author: Herbert Buffum

Herbert Buffum was born in La Fayette, Illinois 13 November 1879. He became a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. He started preaching at seventeen years of age. He did city mission work up and down the Pacific Coast and later in small towns in Kansas. He began publishing hymns at the age of eighteen. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I'm rejoicing night and day
Title: He Abides
Author: Herbert Buffum (1922)
Meter: with refrain
Language: English
Refrain First Line: He abides, He abides
Copyright: Public Domain



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