Complete in Thee

Aar­on R. Wolfe, 1851. Wolfe wrote this hymn just be­fore grad­u­at­ing from Un­ion Sem­in­a­ry. It was first pub­lished in the New York Ev­an­gel­ist in 1851, then in Church Me­lo­dies: A Col­lect­ion of Psalms & Hymns with Ap­pro­pri­ate Tunes, 1859, and below is my favourite version.

Complete in Thee! No work of mine
May take, dear Lord, the place of 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, wilt be,
I ask no more, complete in Thee!


Dear Saviour, when before Thy bar
All tribes and tongues assembled are,
Among Thy chosen will I be,
At Thy right hand, complete in Thee!


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