Early seeking, early finding

Early seeking, early finding

Author: Horatius Bonar
Tune: [Early seeking, early finding]
Published in 5 hymnals

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1 Early seeking, early finding,
Ever happy, happy we;
Looking up in life’s sweet morning,
Coming, coming now to Thee,
We begin our children’s days,
Lord of Glory, with Thy praise,
We begin our children’s days,
Lord of Glory, with Thy praise.

2 Early asking, early getting,
Ever happy, happy we;
We would ever, blessed Jesus,
Love and follow, follow Thee:
In Thy presence there is joy,
In Thy service blest employ,
In Thy presence there is joy,
In Thy service blest employ.

3 Early knocking, early opening,
Ever happy, happy we;
By the holy gate we enter,
Lord, to dwell, to dwell with Thee:
In the city of the blest,
In the home of heavenly rest,
In the city of the blest,
In the home of heavenly rest.

4 Early loving, early trusting,
Ever happy, happy we,
Mounting upward, pressing onward,
Closer, closer drawn to Thee;
Earthly joys we leave behind,
All in Thee, O Christ, to find,
Earthly joys we leave behind,
All in Thee, O Christ, to find.

Source: Sacred Songs No. 2 #6

Author: Horatius Bonar

Horatius Bonar was born at Edinburgh, in 1808. His education was obtained at the High School, and the University of his native city. He was ordained to the ministry, in 1837, and since then has been pastor at Kelso. In 1843, he joined the Free Church of Scotland. His reputation as a religious writer was first gained on the publication of the "Kelso Tracts," of which he was the author. He has also written many other prose works, some of which have had a very large circulation. Nor is he less favorably known as a religious poet and hymn-writer. The three series of "Hymns of Faith and Hope," have passed through several editions. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872… Go to person page >

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First Line: Early seeking, early finding
Author: Horatius Bonar

Notes

Early seeking, early finding. H. Bonar. [Invitation.] Written, April 9, 1880, for the Rev. C. Bonner's Garland of New Sunday School Music, 1881, and repeated in the Sunday School Hymnary, 1905, with a facsimile at pp. lv., lvi. [Rev. James Mearns, M.A.] --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)

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Instances

Instances (1 - 5 of 5)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Dainty Songs for Little Lads and Lasses #d23
Junior Christian Endeavor Songs #3Page Scan
Sacred Songs No. 2 #6TextAudioPage Scan
Sacred Songs No. 2 (words ed.) #d39
Songs of Service and Praise #d21
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