23. Here behold me, as I cast me

1 Here behold me, as I cast me
Neath Thy throne, O glorious King!
Sorrows thronging, childlike longing,
Son of Man, to Thee I bring.
Let me find Thee!
Me, a poor and worthless thing.

2 Look upon me, Lord, I pray Thee,
Let Thy Spirit dwell in mine;
Thou hast sought me, Thou hast bought me,
Only Thee to know I pine.
Let me find Thee!
Take my heart, and own me Thine!

3 Naught I ask for, naught I strive for,
But Thy grace so rich and free;
That Thou givest whom Thou lovest,
And who truly cleave to Thee.
Let me find Thee!
He hath all things who hath Thee.

4 Earthly treasure, mirth and pleasure,
Glorious name, or richest hoard,
Are but weary, void and dreary,
To the heart that longs for God.
Let me find Thee!
I am thine, O mighty Lord!

Text Information
First Line: Here behold me, as I cast me
German Title: Sieh, hier bin ich, Ehrenkönig
Translator: Miss Winkworth (1858, a.)
Author: Joachim Neander (1678)
Meter: 8, 7.
Publication Date: 1868
Topic: Worship: General Petitions; Quinquagesima Sunday; Sundays in Lent (3 more...)
Tune Information
Meter: 8, 7.
Key: c minor
Notes: Source from index: Pub. at Darmstadt, 1698

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