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In Me

Representative Text

1 Thou, O Christ, my Lord and King,
Grant in Thine own name my plea.
Take the sacrifice I bring,
Be Thou "All Thou art" in me.
Be Thou "All Thou art" in me.
Be Thou "All Thou art" in me.
Take the sacrifice I bring,
Be Thou "All Thou art" in me.

2 Thou a wonder working God,
Dwelling in eternity,
As in flesh our planet trod,
Work Thy mighty work in me.
Work Thy mighty work in me.
Work Thy mighty work in me.
As in flesh our planet trod,
Work Thy mighty work in me.

3 Prince of peace beyond compare,
Thou whose power stilled the sea,
Chief among ten thousand-fair,
Speak Thy work of peace in me.
Speak Thy work of peace in me.
Speak Thy work of peace in me.
Chief among ten thousand-fair,
Speak Thy work of peace in me.

4 O Thou mighty God of love,
Died Thyself to set us free.
Holy Spirit, heav'nly dove,
Magnify Thy love in me.
Magnify Thy love in me.
Magnify Thy love in me.
Holy Spirit, heav'nly dove,
Magnify Thy love in me.

5 Jesus, Thou the life, the way,
In Thine image let me be;
Keep my heart from day to day,
Live Thy holy life in me.
Live Thy holy life in me.
Live Thy holy life in me.
Keep my heart from day to day,
Live Thy holy life in me.

6 Jesus, Thou the joy untold,
Like a river flowing free.
Be thou ever in my soul,
Let Thy joy abound in me.
Let Thy joy abound in me.
Let Thy joy abound in me.
Be thou ever in my soul,
Let Thy joy abound in me.


Source: African American Heritage Hymnal #452

Author: Charles Albert Tindley

Charles Albert Tindley was born in Berlin, Maryland, July 7, 1851; son of Charles and Hester Tindley. His father was a slave, and his mother was free. Hester died when he was very young; he was taken in my his mother’s sister Caroline Miller Robbins in order to keep his freedom. It seems that he was expected to work to help the family. In his Book of Sermons (1932), he speaks of being “hired out” as a young boy, “wherever father could place me.” He married Daisy Henry when he was seventeen. Together they had eight children, some of whom would later assist him with the publication of his hymns. Tindley was largely self-taught throughout his lifetime. He learned to read mostly on his own. After he and Daisy moved to Philadelphia… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Thou, O Christ, my Lord and King
Title: In Me
Author: Charles Albert Tindley
Meter: 7.7.7.7 D
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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