I have learned the wondrous secret

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Stephen

Madison, WI, United States

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


Tara

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.


Andrew

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."


Lizzy

Canada

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.


C.F.

Canada

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