Augustus Montague Toplady

(4 November 1740–11 August 1778 / Surrey, England)

He Dwelleth in You


Saviour, I thy word believe,
My unbelief remove;
Now thy quick'ning Spirit give,
The unction from above;
Shew me, Lord, how good thou art,
My soul with all thy fulness fill:
Send the witness in my heart
The Holy Ghost reveal.

Dead in sin 'till then I lie,
Bereft of power to rise;
Till thy Spirit inwardly
Thy saving blood applies:
Now the mighty gift impart,
My sin erase, my pardon seal:
Send the witness, in my heart
The Holy Ghost reveal.

Blessed Comforter, come down,
And live and move in me;
Make my every deed thy own,
In all things led by thee:
Bid my every lust depart,
And with me O vouchsafe to dwell;
Faithful witness, in my heart
Thy perfect light reveal.

Let me in thy love rejoice,
Thy shrine, thy pure abode;
Tell me, by thine inward voice,
That I'm a child of God:
Lord, I choose the better part,
Jesus, I wait thy peace to feel;
Send the witness in my heart
The Holy Ghost reveal.

Whom the world cannot receive,
O manifest in me:
Son of God, I cease to live,
Unless I live in thee
Now impute thy whole desert,
Restore the joy from which I fell:
Breathe the witness, in my heart
The Holy Ghost reveal.

Submitted: Friday, January 03, 2003

Form:


Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read poems about / on: lust, believe, son, power, child, peace, heart, joy, god, light, world, children, rose

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (He Dwelleth in You by Augustus Montague Toplady )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. 04 Tongues Made Of Glass, Shaun Shane
  2. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  3. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  4. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  5. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  6. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  7. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  8. If, Rudyard Kipling
  9. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  10. All the World's a Stage, William Shakespeare

Poem of the Day

poet William Wordsworth

Oft I had heard of Lucy Gray:
And, when I crossed the wild,
I chanced to see at break of day
The solitary child.

No mate, no comrade Lucy knew;
...... Read complete »

   

New Poems

  1. To Much Rain, Phil Soar
  2. Darlene comes in you, Dwitun Basumatary
  3. Call Bridge, Dwitun Basumatary
  4. unsaid feelings, tulip mayer
  5. Earth, Robert Ronnow
  6. Way home on a Train, Dwitun Basumatary
  7. Our House In Winter, Tony Adah
  8. The X-Man, Dwitun Basumatary
  9. Wintertime, Damian Murphy
  10. One cloudy summer night, Kenneth Maswabi
[Hata Bildir]