Monday, January 31, 2011

Complete In Thee, Aaron Wolfe/Ben Nyce

With the sunshine streaming in the window and warming my back, I feel completely in my element. Warm tea, lunch is over and cleaned up (well almost), and my heart is enjoying the creativity of planning next years garden or planting a new climbing rose. But do I think for a moment that this really makes me whole or complete? There is the reality of childhood hurts, gnawing insecurities, and fears that I often push aside. Am I really complete in myself? No way!

But I choose rather to dwelling on the promises of our Lord for me and for you as I ponder the words of this melodic song. For all my sin there is Pardon; for all my offenses there is Mercy, and for my emptiness vast Supply!

Originally a hymn to a different melody, Ben Nyce rewrote Complete In Thee keeping the great old words of Aaron Wolfe (1821-1902). As with many of the other songs you will find here, when used with piano, guitar, or violin, etc., it could be used in a congregational worship setting or to teach your whole family. To get the sheet music for free download go to

Complete in Thee, no work of mine

May take dear LORD the place Thine;

Thy Blood hath Pardon Bought for me,

And I am now Complete in Thee.

Complete in Thee no more shall sin,
Thy Grace hath Conquered, reign within;

Thy Voice Shall bid the Tempter flee,

And I Shall Stand Complete in Thee.


Yea Justified! O Blessed Thought

And Sanctified Salvation Wrought
Thy Blood hath Pardon Bought for me,

And Glorified I too Shall be.

Complete in Thee each want Supplied,

And no good Thing to me Denied;

Since Thou my Portion LORD will be
I ask no more,
Complete in Thee.


Dear Savior when Before Thy bar

All Tribes and Tongues Assembled are,

Among the Chosen will I be,
At thy Right hand, Complete in Thee!

Supporting Scriptures:
"For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast." Ephesians 2:8-9

"And we proclaim Him, admonishing every man and teaching every man with all wisdom, that we may present every man complete in Christ." Colossians 1:28

"After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindred, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands..." Revelations 7:9

"Whom have I in heaven but you? And earth has nothing I desire besides you. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. " Psalm 73:25-26

"And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with [him], that we may be also glorified together." Romans 8:17

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