427. 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, was found of thee.
It was not I that found, O Savior true;
no, I was found, 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, on me.
'Twas not so much that I on thee took hold,
as thou, dear Lord, on me, 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, always thou lovedst me.
For thou wert long beforehand with my soul;
always, 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: Anon. (1878)
Meter: 10.10.10.8.10.8.
Language: English
Publication Date: 2018
Scripture: ; ;
Topic: Christ: Love and Grace of; Election; Grace (1 more...)
Tune Information
Name: FINLANDIA
Composer: Jean Sibelius (1899, arr.)
Meter: 10.10.10.8.10.8.
Key: F Major or modal
Copyright: © Breitkopf & Härtel, Wiesbaden



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