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I will arise and seek Thy face

I will arise and seek Thy face

Translator: John Brownlie
Published in 1 hymnal

Full Text

I will arise and seek Thy face,
For I have wandered far from Thee;
O Blessed Lord, extend Thy grace,
And in Thy mercy pity me.

Thou knowest my wanderings in the wild,
The longings of my soul that burn;
Wilt Thou not seek Thy erring child,
Who fain from waywardness would turn?

Thou knowest the paths my feet have trod,
And Thou alone canst bring me back;
My hungering soul cries out to God,
Within Whose home there is no lack.

O Jesus, Shepherd of my soul,
Didst Thou not come to seek and find?
To lead the lost by wise control,
And tend with love surpassing kind?

I will arise and seek Thy face;
Yea, Lord, arise and seek Thou me,
And bring me in Thy plenteous grace,
Where I shall safely dwell with Thee.

Translator: John Brownlie

Brownlie, John, was born at Glasgow, Aug. 6, 1859, and was educated at Glasgow University, and at the Free Church College in the same city. In 1884 he was licensed by the Presbytery of Glasgow; in 1885 he became Assistant Minister of the Free Church, Portpatrick, and on the death of the Senior Minister in 1890 he entered upon the full charge of the Church there. He has interested himself in educational matters, became a Member of the local School Board in 1888, a governor of Stranraer High School in 1897, and Chairman of the governors in 1901. His hymnological works are:— 1. The Hymns and Hymnwriters of the [Scottish] Church Hymnary, 1899. This is a biographical, historical, and critical companion to that hymnal, and is well done and… Go to person page >

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First Line: I will arise and seek Thy face
Translator: John Brownlie
Language: English