593. 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 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
Alterer: Anon.
Publication Date: 1986
Meter: 10 10 10 6
Topic: Ordinary Time 19, Year A; Eucharist; Funeral (16 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: J. Harold Moyer, b. 1927
Meter: 10 10 10 6
Key: d minor
Copyright: © 1969, Faith and Life Press

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