Spirit Holy

Spirit holy in me dwelling

Author: Charles W. Naylor (1918)
Tune: [Spirit holy in me dwelling]
Published in 11 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 Spirit holy in me dwelling,
Ever work as Thou shalt choose;
All my ransomed pow’rs and talents
For Thy purpose Thou shalt use.

Spirit holy, Spirit holy,
All my being now possess;
Lead me, rule me, work within me,
Through my life Thy will express.

2 O how sweet is Thy abiding!
O how tender is the love
Thou dost shed abroad within me
From the Father-heart above! [Refrain]

3 Thou hast cleansed me for Thy temple,
Garnished with Thy graces rare;
All my soul Thou art enriching
By Thy fullness dwelling there. [Refrain]

4 In me now reveal Thy glory,
Let Thy might be ever shown;
Keep me from the world’s defilement,
Sacred for Thyself alone. [Refrain]

Source: Total Praise: songs and other worship resources for every generation #316

Author: Charles W. Naylor

Naylor, Charles Wesley. (1874--1950). C. W. Naylor was born in southern Ohio and reared in Ohio and West Virginia by grandparents. At the age of nineteen he left the Methodist church for the Church of God. He worked for a while at the Gospel Trumpet Company in Grand Junction, Michigan and on some evangelistic tours. He was ordained in 1899 in Springfield, Ohio. He was first injured in 1908 in Florida while moving timbers from under a meeting tent. He suffered a dislocated kidney and other internal injuries. A year later he was in a bus accident that left him an invalid for the rest of his life. Naylor wrote eight books, many articles and pamphlets, many hymns and gospel songs, besides being a columnist in the Gospel Trumpet. --John W.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Spirit holy in me dwelling
Title: Spirit Holy
Author: Charles W. Naylor (1918)
Meter: D
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Spirit holy, Spirit holy
Copyright: Public Domain



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