3066. I Sought the Lord

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.

Text Information
First Line: I sought the Lord, and afterward I knew
Title: I Sought the Lord
Author: Anonymous (ca. 1890)
Meter: 10.10.10.6
Language: English
Source: This hymn's first publication was apparently in Boston, Massachusetts, in Holy Songs, Carols and Sacred Ballads
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: Alternate tune: ARTAVIA, Edward J. Hopkins, 1887
Tune Information
Name: PEACE
Composer: George Whitefield Chadwick (1890)
Meter: 10.10.10.6
Incipit: 55511 71232 13334
Key: A♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: Chadwick wrote the tune specifically for this hymn.



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