The Love That Seeks

I wandered once in sin's dark night

Author: Thomas Curtis Clark
Tune: [I wandered once in sin's dark night]
Published in 4 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 I wandered once in sin’s dark night,
Nor would to God be reconciled;
He led me to His glorious light,
And loved me as His child.

My Father loves His erring child,
And guards me when the storm is wild;
There’s naught can move me from His love:
Where’er I wander I’m His child.

2 Whene’er I go from Him astray,
To steep my soul in sin’s dark stain,
He seeks me out by night and day,
And brings me home again. [Refrain]

3 He promised He would be my stay,
When death shall bid my soul to come;
My head upon His arm I’ll lay,
Till I am safe at home. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #10583

Author: Thomas Curtis Clark

Thomas Curtis Clark (born on January 8, 1877) author of over sixty hymns, studied at University of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois 1901-02 and served on the editorial staff of the Christian Century in Chicago, Illinois 1912-48. Won first prize in the 1943 Hymn Society of America nation-wide contest with his "Thou Father of Us All."… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I wandered once in sin's dark night
Title: The Love That Seeks
Author: Thomas Curtis Clark
Language: English
Refrain First Line: My Father loves his erring child
Publication Date: 1908
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #10583
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The Cyber Hymnal #10583

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