3822. Live Out Thy Life Within Me

1. Live out Thy life within me,
O Jesus, King of kings!
Be Thou Thyself the answer
to all my questionings;
Live out Thy life within me,
in all things have Thy way!
I, the transparent medium,
Thy glory to display.

2. The temple has been yielded,
and purified of sin,
Let Thy Shekinah glory
now shine forth from within,
And all the earth keep silence,
the body henceforth be
Thy silent, gentle servant,
moved only as by Thee.

3. Its members every moment
held subject to Thy call,
Ready to have Thee use them,
or not be used at all,
Held without restless longing,
or strain, or stress, or fret,
Or chafings at Thy dealings,
or thoughts of vain regret.

4. But restful, calm and pliant,
from bend and bias free,
Awaiting Thy decision,
when Thou hast need of me.
Live out Thy life within me,
O Jesus, King of kings!
Be Thou the glorious answer
to all my questionings.

Text Information
First Line: Live out Thy life within me
Title: Live Out Thy Life Within Me
Author: Frances R. Havergal, 1836-1879
Meter: 76.76 D
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: Alternate tune: EWING, Alexander Ewing, 1853
Tune Information
Composer: Samuel S. Wesley
Meter: 76.76 D
Incipit: 33343 32116 54345
Key: E♭ Major
Source: Selection of Psalms and Hymns, by C. Kemble, 1864
Copyright: Public Domain

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