Christ liveth in me

Once far from God and dead in sin,
  No light my heart could see;
But in God’s Word the light I found,
  Now Christ liveth in me.
  Christ liveth in me,
Christ liveth in me;
Oh! what a salvation this,
  That Christ liveth in me.
As rays of light from yonder sun,
  The flow’rs of earth set free,
So life and light and love come forth
  From Christ living in me.
As lives the flow’r within the seed,
  As in the cone the tree,
So, praise the Christ of truth and grace,
  His Spirit dwelleth in me.
With longing all my heart is filled,
  That like Him I may be,
As on the wondrous thought I dwell
  That Christ liveth in me.


What a salvation this. Christ living in me!

Eldie Calderon

Malabon, Metro Manila, Philippines

Oh Christ liveth in me, oh what a salvation I have once when I start believe in Him.

Ana Lara

Tolland, Connecticut, United States

Daniel Webster Whittle was born on November 22, 1840 in Chicopee Falls, Massachusetts and died March 4th, 1901 in Northfield, MA.

He was a gospel song lyricist, evangelist and Bible teacher. Whittle is associated with the evangelistic campaigns of D. L. Moody.

He married Abbie Hanson in 1861. The night before he was deployed with company B of the 72nd Illinois Infantry during the Civil War. He was wounded at Vicksburg and marched with General Sherman’s forces through Georgia. Whittle was promoted with the rank of major at the end of the war and still is know among hymnologists as Major Whittle.

Settling down in Chicago to work for the Elgin Clock Company, he became closely associated with Moody who encouraged him to go into evangelistic work.

One of Whittle’s war experiences served as a basis for the gospel song “Hold the Fort” by Phillip Paul Bliss of whom Whittle edited a biography. Of his nearly 200 hymns, “I Know Whom I Have Believed in” is among his most popular which is under his pseudo name EL NATHAN.

Yuri Reyes

Portland, Oregon, United States

Christ liveth O what a salvation this that Christ liveth in me!!!

Robert Pineda

New York, NY, United States

The simplicity and humility of this hymn touches my spirit, as it reflects on this great truth: that Jesus Christ, the Pantocrator, the Theanthropos, dwells in us!

With longing all my heart is filled,

That like Him I may be,

As on the wondrous thought I dwell



Plano, Texas, United States

Christ lives me!


Houston, Texas, United States

Cristo vive em mim

Cristo vive em mim

Oh que grande salvação

Que Cristo vive em mim!

Ron Smith

Gresham, Oregon, United States

How many of us have allowed True Life to flow and permeate our body? Life of Christ is offered on the Cross. It is received by Faith of the Son of God who has loved us enough to allow His Spirit to Live His Life. Speak Life to every part. Experience it so that I can run and not be weary, walk and not faint. Look and see clearly. Lord Jesus, let me bring Your Life to someone today.

Tim Ou

Austin, Texas, United States

Christ lives in me!

Ruth Limin

Jakarta, Indonesia

He lives within me, He prays His prayers in me, He wakes me up in the morning to let me talk to Him, let's talk He said, and He does that consistently, He longs for this sweet relationship with me,

He's in love with me and thus I Him.

I am in love with my Savior!

So romantic, so fulfilling, so peaceful,

And now He's next to me, smiling at me as I text.

In the church meetings, we may enjoy singing, "Christ liveth in me, Christ liveth in me." However, when the meeting is over, we are the ones who live, not Christ. Instead of Christ living in us, our inward being is occupied with ourselves. But if we see the vision of Christ living in us, we shall stop all our doing. How blessed it is to do nothing and to let Christ live in us! The Lord does not want us to try to improve our behavior. He does not want us to try to be a good husband or wife. The Christian life is Christ living in us. In such a life, we and Christ have one life and one living. Christ lives in our living. Oh, we desperately need to see this vision! We need to pray, "Lord, show me the vision that God only wants one Person. He wants Christ to live in me." This vision will spontaneously terminate all of our efforts and doings. It will turn us from our trying to the indwelling Christ.

I appreciate the fact that Christ lives in us. There is even a hymn in our hymnal with this chorus:

Christ liveth in me,

Christ liveth in me;

Oh! what a salvation this,

That Christ liveth in me.

However, simply to say that Christ lives in us is to be too objective. We also need to experience living in Christ and doing all things in Him. What a salvation it is to live in Him! If we live in Him, we shall enjoy His salvation day by day. This salvation can be compared to riding in a car. As long as we remain in the car, we enjoy salvation. When I ride in a car, I am not worried about what direction I am going or anything else. I may rest, pray, or enjoy sight-seeing. I simply rest and enjoy myself. In like manner, when we are in Christ, we should simply rest and enjoy ourselves. We should enjoy the life in Christ.

The burden of this ministry is to produce Christ in the believers. This means that the goal of this ministry is not to teach you to be humble or merely to glorify God in your behavior. Rather, the goal of this ministry is to "inject" you with Christ, to impart Christ as an "antibiotic" to you. The more we receive such an injection, the more we will be able to sing, "Christ liveth in me,/Christ liveth in me;/Oh! what a salvation this,/That Christ liveth in me" (Hymns, #507). On the one hand, this injection of Christ will kill our old man; on the other hand, it will make us producers of Christ, those who minister Christ to others.