Constantly Abiding

By Anne S. Murphy, 1877 - 1942
And I will pray the Father, and He shall give you another Comforter,
that He may abide with you for ever.
--John, 14:16 (KJV)

There’s a peace in my heart that the world never gave,
A peace it cannot take away;
Though the trials of life may surround like a cloud,
I’ve a peace that has come here to stay!

Constantly abiding, Jesus is mine;
Constantly abiding, rapture divine;
He never leaves me lonely, whispers, O so kind:
“I will never leave thee,” Jesus is mine.

All the world seemed to sing of a Savior and King,
When peace sweetly came to my heart;
Troubles all fled away and my night turned to day,
Blessed Jesus, how glorious Thou art!


This treasure I have in a temple of clay,
While here on His footstool I roam;
But He’s coming to take me some glorious day,
Over there to my heavenly home!


--Public Domain

Although there is not much biographical information available on this song writer, we do know that she was born Anne May Sebring in East Liverpool, Ohio in November of 1892.

She married Mr. Will L. Murphy who ran a pottery business, and they continued to live in Ohio until he died around 1929. After that, it seems she was no longer able to support herself and moved to California, where she lived with her sister.

She died in March, 1942.*

It appears that “Constantly Abiding”, written in 1908**, is the only hymn she ever published.

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