Come then and dwell with me

From ChoralWiki
Jump to: navigation, search

General information

This is an hymn by Charles Wesley, from Scripture Hymns, 1762, Volume 2, Hymn 569. "This is … compiled from his Short Hymns from Scripture, 1762:"

  1. St. 1 from vol. 2, No. 569, on 2 Cor. 3:17
  2. St. 2 from vol. 2, No. 578, on 2 Cor. 5:17
  3. St. 3 from vol. 2, No. 713, on Heb. 9:5

"This [combination] was given in the Wesley Hymn Book, 1780, No. 356…" (Julian 1912).

Settings by composers

Text and translations

English.png English text

Hymn 569 (1762)

Come then, and dwell in me,
Spirit of power within,
And bring the glorious liberty
From sorrow, fear, and sin:
The seed of sin’s disease,
Spirit of health, remove,
Spirit of finish’d holiness,
Spirit of perfect love.

Hymn 578 (1762)

Hasten the joyful day
Which shall my sins consume,
When old things shall be past away,
And all things new become;
The original offense
Out of my heart erase,
Enter thyself and drive it hence,
And take up all the place.

Hymn 713 (1762)

I want the witness, Lord,
That all I do is right,
According to thy mind and word,
Well-pleasing in thy sight:
I seek no higher state,
Indulge me but in this,
And soon, or later then translate
To thine eternal bliss.

 

Methodist Hymn Book, 1779

1. O come, and dwell in me,
Spirit of power within!
And bring the glorious liberty
From sorrow, fear, and sin.
The seed of sin's disease,
Spirit of health, remove,
Spirit of finished holiness,
Spirit of perfect love.



2. Hasten the joyful day,
Which shall my sins consume,
When old things shall be pass'd away,
And all things new become.
The original offense
Out of my soul erase;
Enter thyself, and drive it hence,
And take up all the place.



3. I want the witness, Lord,
That all I do is right,
According to thy will and word,
Well-pleasing in thy sight.
I ask no higher state;
Indulge me but in this,
And soon or later then translate
To my eternal bliss.

 

External links

add links here