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Lord, Thou Knowest All the Hunger

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1. Lord, Thou knowest all the hunger
Of the heart that seeks Thee now;
How my soul hath long been craving
What Thou only canst bestow.

Seeking now, seeking now,
Let Thy Spirit meet me now.

2. Failure in my walk and witness,
Failure in my work I see;
Fruitless toil, un-Christlike living,
Calling forth no praise to Thee. [Refrain]

3. Now to Thee my soul confesses
All its failure, all its sin;
All the pride, the self-contentment,
All the secret faults within. [Refrain]

4. Save me from myself, my Father,
From each subtle form of pride;
Lead me now with Christ to Calvary,
Show me I with Him have died. [Refrain]

5. No more let it be my working
Nor my wisdom, love or power,
But the life of Jesus only,
Passing through me hour by hour. [Refrain]

6. Let the fullness of Thy spirit
Resting on Him cover me,
That the witness borne to others,
May bring glory, Lord, to Thee. [Refrain]

7. Father, in Thy Son’s name, pleading,
I believe my prayer is heard;
And I praise Thee for the answer,
Resting simply on Thy Word.

Praising now, praising now,
Thou hast answered, Lord, I know!

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #3980

Author: Freda Hanbury Allen

fl. 1900 "Of Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England." --White, Edward E. (1968). Singing with understanding : a commentary on each hymn and tune in Church hymnal, the official hymn-book of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Warburton, Victoria, Australia : Signs Pub. Co. Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Lord, Thou knowest all the hunger
Title: Lord, Thou Knowest All the Hunger
Author: Freda Hanbury Allen (ca. 1902)
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Seeking now, seeking now
Copyright: Public Domain


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