“O Come and Dwell in Me” (UMH, #388)



1. O come and dwell in me, Spirit of power within,
and bring the glorious liberty from sorrow, fear, and sin.

2. Hasten the joyful day which shall my sins consume,
when old things shall be done away, and all things new become.

3. I want the witness, Lord, that all I do is right,
according to thy mind and word, well-pleasing in thy sight.

4. I ask no higher state; indulge me but in this,
and soon or later then translate to thine eternal bliss.




*John and Charles Wesley taught through their hymns. Ask the group what they proclaim when they sing “O Come and Dwell in Me.”

What characteristic United Methodist belief statements do you find in this hymn?

What phrase really speaks to your mind or heart as very important for us to understand and remember?


Hymnary.org suggests the following scripture references: 2 Corinthians 3:17, 2 Corinthians 5:17, Ephesians 3:17, Hebrews 11:5.

Discussion questions and comments marked with an asterisk (*) are drawn from the Advanced Lay Speaker course materials Living Our United Methodist Beliefs by George Hovaness Donigian. This instructional resource is available from the Upper Room Bookstore at http://bookstore.upperroom.org/cart/upperroom/p-17972.htm?tptm=pf.


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