Seeker and Savior of the Lost

Jesus, 'tis thine to seek

Author: George Richards
Published in 3 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Jesus, 'tis thine to seek,
'Tis thine to save by grace,
The ruin'd, wand'ring, lost, undone,
Of Adam's guilty race.

2 No height, nor depth of sin,
Of wretchedness, nor woe,
Precluded, Lord, thy boundless love,
To helpless man below.

3 Deep as our depths of guile,
Didst thou, O Christ, descend;
And lo, the prodigal is found,
Of his Almighty friend.

4 Come, grateful sinners, coe
The Seeker, Saviour, laud;
Forever bless his gracious name;
And praise the loving God.

Source: Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs: selected and original, designed for the use of the Church Universal in public and private devotion #CCXL

Author: George Richards

Richards, George, born near Newport, Rhode Island, circa 1755. For some years he was Purser and Chaplain in the United States Navy, and also taught a school in Boston. In 1789 he became an Universalist preacher, ministered at Portsmouth, New Haven, 1793-1809, and from 1809 in Philadelphia, where, his mind having given way under trouble, he died by his own hand, March 16, 1816. With S. Lane he edited the Universalist Hymn Book, published at Boston, 1792. This was one of the earliest collections of that body. It contained 49 of Richards's hymns. In 1801 he published A Collection of Hymns, Dover, New Hampshire, which contained 6 additional hymns by himself, and in 1806, also at Dover, a second edition of the same, greatly enlarged, with anothe… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Jesus, 'tis thine to seek
Title: Seeker and Savior of the Lost
Author: George Richards
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #CCXL

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