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.
United Methodist Hymnal, 1989
|First Line:||I sought the Lord, and afterward I knew|
|Copyright:||This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.|
|Liturgical Use:||Songs of Response|
|Instances (1 - 13 of 13)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Common Praise (1998) #547||I Sought the Lord||I sought the Lord, and afterward I knew||FAITH||10 10 10 6||Matthew 6:9-15; Matthew 7:7-11; Matthew 14:22-33; Matthew 18:10-14; Mark 6:45-52; Luke 11:1-13; Luke 15:1-32; Luke 19:1-10; John 15:1-17; Romans 5:1-11||1998||Peter | ; Trust |||<cite>Holy Songs, Carols, and Sacred Ballads</cite>, Boston, 1880, alt.|
|Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #689||I sought the Lord, and afterward I knew||I sought the Lord, and afterward I knew||FAITH||Anon.||10. 10. 10. 6||1985||<i>Pilgrim Hymnal, </i>1904|
|Hymnal: A Worship Book #506||I sought the Lord||I sought the Lord, and afterward I knew||FAITH||1992||<cite>Holy Songs, Carols, and Sacred Ballads</cite>, 1880|
|Hymns of the Saints: Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints #213||I Sought the Lord||I sought the Lord, and afterward I knew||PEACE||Anonymous||Romans 5:1-2; John 15:16||1982||Call to Worship | ; Christ the Shepherd | ; Confession | ; God's Love | ; Grace | ; Humility | ; Prayer | ; Protection |||rev. in <cite>The Pilgrim Hymnal</cite>, 1904.|
|Hymns to the Living God #221||I Sought the Lord||I sought the Lord, and afterward I knew||PEACE||Jean Ingelow||10.10.10.6||2017||Salvation ||
|Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #685||I Sought the Lord, and Afterward I Knew||I sought the Lord, and afterward I knew||FINLANDIA||anonymous||126.96.36.199.11.10||Jeremiah 31:3; Matthew 14:22-23; 1 John 4:10; 1 John 4:19||2013||Jesus Christ | Saving Work; Love | Christ's Love for Us; Elements of Worship | Forgiviness and Grace|
|Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #498||I Sought the Lord, and Afterward I Knew||I sought the Lord, and afterward I knew||FINLANDIA||Anonymous||10 10 10 8 10 8||Jeremiah 31:3; Matthew 14:28-33; 1 John 4:10-19; Matthew 14:32; 1 John 4||1987||Deliverance | ; Election | ; Love | God's Love to Us; Redemption ||
|Rejoice in the Lord #162||I Sought the Lord||I sought the Lord, and afterward I knew||PEACE||Anonymous||10.10.10.6||Matthew 14:31||1985||<i>Pilgrim Hymnal</i> (1904)|
|The Cyber Hymnal #3066||I Sought the Lord||I sought the Lord, and afterward I knew||PEACE||Anonymous||10.10.10.6||This hymn's first publication was apparently in Boston, Massachusetts, in <cite>Holy Songs, Carols and Sacred Ballads</cite>|
|The United Methodist Hymnal #341||I Sought the Lord||I sought the Lord, and afterward I knew||PEACE||Anon.||10 10.10 6||1989||Prevenient Grace | Invitation; Call to the Christian Life | ; Christian Experience | ; Jesus Christ | Love For; Jesus Christ | Love of|
|The Worshiping Church #440||I Sought the Lord||I sought the Lord, and afterward I knew||Anonymous||John 12:32; John 6:44; Jeremiah 31:3; Matthew 14:31; Luke 19:10||1990|
|Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #466||I Sought the Lord, and Afterward I Knew||I sought the Lord, and afterward I knew||PEACE||Anonymous||10.10.10.6.||1 John 4:19||1990||Election | ; The Way of Salvation | Salvation by Grace; Christ | Love and Grace of; Grace | Sovereign ; Holy Spirit | Efficacious Grace of|
|Worship (3rd ed.) #593||I Sought the Lord||I sought the Lord, and afterward I knew||FAITH||Anon.||10 10 10 6||Matthew 14:22-33||1986||Ordinary Time 19, Year A | ; Eucharist | ; Funeral | ; Pastoral Care of the Sick | ; Penance | ; Comfort | ; Commitment | ; Courage | ; Discipleship | ; Faith | ; Healing | ; Jesus Christ | ; Love of God for Us | ; Mission | ; Pilgrimage | ; Providence | ; Redemption | ; Repentance | ; Trust ||