Sunday Hymnary: “Complete in Thee” by Aaron R. Wolfe, 1851

I have been thinking of this text lately.  I have loved it for a long time, but now that I have heard the new tune by Ben Everson (below), I love it even more.  I’ll give you the text first, and then you can enjoy the presentation.

  1. Complete in Thee! no work of mine
    May take, dear Lord, the place of Thine;
    Thy blood hath pardon bought for me,
    And I am now complete in Thee.

    • Yea, justified! O blessed thought!
      And sanctified! Salvation wrought!
      Thy blood hath pardon bought for me,
      And glorified, I too, shall be!
  2. Complete in Thee—no more shall sin,
    Thy grace hath conquered, reign within;
    Thy voice shall bid the tempter flee,
    And I shall stand complete in Thee.
  3. Complete in Thee—each want supplied,
    And no good thing to me denied;
    Since Thou my portion, Lord, wilt be,
    I ask no more, complete in Thee.
  4. Dear Savior! when before Thy bar
    All tribes and tongues assembled are,
    Among Thy chosen will I be,
    At Thy right hand—complete in Thee.

2 thoughts on “Sunday Hymnary: “Complete in Thee” by Aaron R. Wolfe, 1851

  1. Thanks for posting Aaron Wolfe’s great hymn. (Today is the 189th anniversary of his birth.) The video rendition you’ve posted is lovely–though I think for congregatinal singing I still prefer the 1921 tune by Talmadge Bittikofer. But the greatest thing of all is the confidence of our completeness in Christ (Col. 2:10). When we put our faith in Him, the Father sees us as clothed in Christ, and treats us accordingly. Praise the Lord for that!

    If you enjoy reading about our hymns and their authors, I encourage you to check out my daily blog on the subject, Wordwise Hymns. (Great material for home schooling!)

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