466. 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, O 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
Title: I Sought the Lord, and Afterward I Knew
Author: Anonymous (1878)
Meter: 10.10.10.6.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1990
Scripture:
Topic: Election; The Way of Salvation: Salvation by Grace; Christ: Love and Grace of (2 more...)
Tune Information
Name: PEACE
Composer: George W. Chadwick (1893)
Meter: 10.10.10.6.
Key: A♭ Major



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