1. I sought the Lord, and afterward I knew
He moved my soul to seek Him, seeking me.
It was not I that found, O Savior true;
No, I was found of Thee.
2. Thou didst reach forth Thy hand and mine enfold;
I walked and sank not on the storm vexed sea.
’Twas not so much that I on Thee took hold,
As Thou, dear Lord, on me.
3. I find, I walk, I love, but oh, the whole
Of love is but my answer, Lord, to Thee!
For Thou were long beforehand with my soul,
Always Thou lovest me.
|First Line:||I sought the Lord, and afterward I knew|
|Title:||I Sought the Lord|
|Author:||Anonymous (ca. 1890)|
|Source:||This hymn's first publication was apparently in Boston, Massachusetts, in Holy Songs, Carols and Sacred Ballads|
|Notes:||Alternate tune: ARTAVIA, Edward J. Hopkins, 1887|
|Composer:||George Whitefield Chadwick (1890)|
|Incipit:||55511 71232 13334|
|Notes:||Chadwick wrote the tune specifically for this hymn.|
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