Abiding and Confiding
1. I have learned the wondrous secret
Of abiding in the Lord;
I have found the strength and sweetness
Of confiding in His word,
I have tasted life's pure fountain,
I am trusting in His blood,
I have lost myself in Jesus,
I am sinking into God.
I'm abiding in the Lord,
And confiding in His word,
And I'm hiding, safely hiding,
In the bosom of His love.
2. I am crucified with Jesus,
And He lives and dwells in me;
I have ceased from all my struggling,
'Tis no longer I, but He;
All my will is yielded to Him
And His Spirit reigns within,
And His precious blood each moment
Keeps me cleansed and free from sin.
3. All my cares I cast upon Hm,
And He bears them all away;
All my fears and griefs I tell Him,
All my needs from day to day;
All my strength I draw from Jesus,
By His breath I live and move;
E'en His very mind He gives me,
And His faith, and life, and love.
4. For my words I take His wisdom,
For my works His Spirit's power,
For my ways His precious Presence,
Guards and guides me every hour;
Of my heart He is the Portion,
Of my joy, the ceaseless Spring,
Savior, Sanctifier, Keeper,
Glorious Lord and coming King.
"I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing." (John 15:5)