Lord, Deeper Make Thy Home in Me

Lord, deeper make Thy home in me
’Til ev’ry room belong to Thee,
That Thou might fully make me Thee
And so full rest Thou have in me.
So also deeper into Thee
I’d make my home, my rest in Thee;
A pillar in Thy temple be
And stay in Thee eternally.
Thy precious blood was shed that we
Could closer, closer, closest be;
In resurrection brought to Thee
That we might be as one as Thee.
My lovely Lord, my dear Bridegroom,
In trust I open ev’ry room;
This mind, emotion, will be Thine;
When Thou hast rest, that rest is mine.
Oh mystery of mysteries—
Lord, Thou in me and I in Thee!
The church, Thy tabernacle, we;
Our temple, Thou eternally.
Lord, make Thy home more ev’ry day,
’Til one with Thee in ev’ry way,
’Til on me write Thy holy name,
’Til on me write Thy city’s name.
Lord, Thou art me and I am Thee,
As lovers coinhering, we;
Soon then shall come eternity
When God and man dwell mutually.
Grace Chan Seng Tze

Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia

Rev.  3:12 - He who overcomes, him I will make a pillar in the temple of My God, and he shall by no means go out anymore, and I will write upon him the  name of My God and the name of the city of My God, the New Jerusalem, which descends out of heaven from My God, and My new name.

RcV Rev. 3:12 note 3

... The name of God, the name of the New Jerusalem, and the name of the Lord are written upon the overcomer indicates that what God is, the nature of the New Jerusalem, and the person of the Lord have all been wrought into the overcomer....

So wonderful! This is God's Eternal Economy - God becoming man and man becoming God!

Mario Shaffer

Irvine, CA, United States

“For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father, of whom every family in the heavens and on earth is named, that He would grant you according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power, through His Spirit into the inner man that Christ may make His Home in your Hearts through faith that you being rooted and grounded in love may be full of strength to apprehend with all the saints what the breadth and length and height and depth are and to know the knowledge surpassing love of Christ that you May be filled unto all the fullness of God, but to Him who is able to do superabundantly above all that we ask or think according to the power which operates in us to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus unto all the generations forever and ever. Amen” Ephesians 3:14-21

Jim Miller

San Francisco, CA, United States

A lovely, singable melody but in verse five, man is the tabernacle in which God dwells ("behold the tabernacle of God is with man,") and the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple") See RcV Rev. 21:22, footnote 2. For eternity, God dwells in man, the tabernacle of God, and man dwells in God, the Temple. Brother Lee once charged us to preach such a gospel. Man, frail, transient is God's dwelling for eternity, God, solid and immovable, is man's dwelling for eternity. Pretty wonderful, no? They really are not interchangeable. Thinking of them so takes away the wonderful mystery of God chosing to dwell in frail, mortal man and His gracing man with Himself as man's eternal abode. Wonderful!

Rosita Enriquez

Yes, The Lord is gaining His Bride and we our Bridegroom. Day by day, little by little, He is making His home in our hearts and we are giving Him more room. Hallelujah we are being transformed. The final issue, The New Jerusalem, God and man mingled together!

Jerry Verbeek

Grimsby, Ontario, Canada

This is a most precious hymn that unveils God's hearts desire to have a Bride that matches Him in every way to be His counterpart that He could abide with her eternally!