O Seek the Lord Today

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1 O seek the Lord today!
Today He hath salvation;
Turn from thy sinful way
In earnest supplication.
Repent and seek His grace,
His call to thee doth sound;
O turn to Him thy face
While yet He may be found.

2 Behold, the sun of grace
So brightly on thee shineth;
O take with Christ thy place
While He to thee inclineth.
Perchance His summons may
Ere long be sent to thee;
O turn to Him today,
Let Him thy solace be.

3 There is salvation still
For hearts contritely crying
To Him whose gracious will
Is now to save the dying.
His grace doth beckon thee
To seek thy Savior blest;
O hasten, swiftly flee
To Him who giveth rest.

4 As in its mother's arm
The child sweet comfort gaineth,
So, shielding thee from harm,
The Lord thy heart sustaineth,
O seek that sweet repose,
Come unto Him and stay;
Thy Savior now is close,
O come to Him today.


Source: American Lutheran Hymnal #22

Author: Hans Adolf Brorson

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Translator: P. C. Paulsen

Paul Christian Paulsen was born on March 26, 1881, in Alstrup, Jutland, Denmark. He emigrated to America in 1904, was ordained in 1911, and served as a Lutheran pastor in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, California, and Alberta, Canada. He died on July 26, 1948. NN, Hymnary Go to person page >

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First Line: O seek the Lord today
Title: O Seek the Lord Today
Danish Title: I Dag er Naadens tid
Author: Hans Adolf Brorson
Translator: P. C. Paulsen
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



NUN DANKET, named for the incipit of Rinkart's text, has been associated with this text ever since they were published together by Johann Crüger (<a href="/hymn/PsH/42#tuneinfo">PHH 42</a>) in his <cite>Praxis Pietatis Melica</cite> (1647). Like most modern hy…

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