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|