I have learned the wondrous secret

I have learned the wondrous secret
  Of abiding in the Lord;
I have tasted life’s pure fountain,
  I am drinking of His word;
I have found the strength and sweetness
  Of abiding ’neath the blood;
I have lost myself in Jesus,
  I am sinking into God.
  I’m abiding in the Lord
And confiding in His word;
I am hiding in the bosom of His love.
Yes, abiding in the Lord
And confiding in His word,
  I am hiding in the bosom of His love.
I am crucified with Jesus,
  And He lives and dwells with me;
I have ceased from all my struggling,
  ’Tis no longer I, but He.
All my will is yielding to Him,
  And His Spirit reigns within;
And His precious blood each moment
  Keeps me cleansed and free from sin.
All my sicknesses I bring Him,
  And He bears them all away;
All my fears and griefs I tell Him,
  All my cares 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.
For my words I take His wisdom,
  For my works His Spirit’s power;
For my ways His ceaseless presence
  Guards and guides me every hour.
Of my heart, He is the portion,
  Of my joy the boundless spring;
Savior, Sanctifier, Healer,
  Glorious Lord, and coming King.

Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India

Amen abiding in You Lord Jesus.

Renyta Suwuh

Austin, Texas, United States

Hallelujah we have learned this wondrous secret!


Richmond, BC, Canada

All my fears and griefs I tell Him,

All my cares from day to day,

“In nothing be anxious, but in everything, by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God” (Phil. 4:6). Hence, if you have some problem, you just need to tell Him. ... This is to live Christ. Those who do not know this secret consider to live Christ a difficult thing. Actually, you just need to practice speaking with the Lord constantly; then spontaneously you will live Christ.

("The Organic Aspect of God's Salvation, p. 55)


Madison, WI, United States

Just keep playing the same chord until it sounds bad, then switch :)


Dallas, TX, United States

@Andrew & anyone else interested: the guitar chords listed are from the original score, not written for guitar. A lot of times, simplify the chords by playing one per measure, whichever chord makes sense with the most notes. So, start on D, until the word abiding (v1), which is G, then D next measure.


Charlottesville, Va

Love the song, but I was wondering, can y'all lower the amount of chords for the guitar, not just on this song but on all? Just seems like there are way too many chords in the song, doesn't sound right.

Jonathan Pafford

Charlotte, NC, United States

For my ways His ceaseless presence guards and guides me every hour. "Lord may everything we do and say issue from living in Your sweet presence."



This song is very uplifting. All I need to do is to abide in Him and to confide in His word, then I can hide in the bosom of His love. He is Saviour, Sanctifier, Healer, Glorious Lord and coming King.



Lord, please teach me the wondrous secret of abiding in You.

Later, when we compiled our hymnal, we found a very good hymn written by A. B. Simpson on abiding (Hymns, #564, published by Living Stream Ministry). However, this hymn does not say much regarding the way to abide in the vine. This lack compelled us to spend more time in the Gospel of John, since the matter of abiding is revealed there. In principle, when we do not understand a point covered in a book of the Bible, we should study the entire book in order to understand it. Eventually, through our study of the Gospel of John, we discovered that the matter of abiding is related to the two spirits.