689. I sought the Lord, and afterward I knew

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 wert long beforehand with my soul,
always thou lovedst me.

Text Information
First Line: I sought the Lord, and afterward I knew
Author: Anon.
Meter: 10. 10. 10. 6
Language: English
Publication Date: 1985
Source: Pilgrim Hymnal, 1904
Tune Information
Composer: J. Harold Moyer, b. 1927
Meter: 10. 10. 10. 6
Key: d minor
Copyright: Copyright © 1969 by Harold Press, Scottsdale, PA 15683.

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