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Dwell with me

Make thy dwelling in my heart, Christ who died

Author: Eben E. Rexford
Tune: [Make Thy dwelling in my heart] (Cox)
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: MusicXML
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Make Thy dwelling in my heart,
Christ who died for me;
And set the place apart,
Lord, for only Thee.

Lo, at my heart's door
Some One knocketh ever;
I pray Thee, Lord, to enter in,
And drive away my ev'ry sin;
Leave, oh, leave me never,
Leave, oh leave me never.

2 I would make my heart, dear Lord,
Thine abiding-place;
From Thee I find reward,
By Thy love and grace. [Chorus]

3 Were my heart Thy dwelling-place
It would overflow;
The sunshine of Thy face,
Heav'n begin below. [Chorus]

4 Lord, if Thou my Guide will be,
Then no ill can come;
If I am led by Thee,
I will reach my home. [Chorus]

Source: The New Praiseworthy: for the Church and Sunday School #84

Author: Eben E. Rexford

Rexford, Eben Eugene.M (Johnsburg, New York, July 16, 1848--October 16, 1916, Shiocton, Wisconsin). Horticulturalist and editor of a Wisconsin farm journal. Many of his verses were used to fill empty corners of the journal. He also wrote many books on gardening. Lawrence University (Appleton, Wisc.), Litt.D. Twenty-five years, organist at First Congregational Church, Shiocton. See: Smith, Mary L.P. (1930). Eben E. Rexford; a biographical sketch. Menasha, Wis., George Banta Pub. Co. --Leonard Ellinwood, DNAH Archives and Gabriel, Charles H. (1916). Singers and Their Songs. Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Make thy dwelling in my heart, Christ who died
Title: Dwell with me
Author: Eben E. Rexford
Refrain First Line: Lo, at my heart's door someone knocketh
Copyright: Public Domain



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