Savior of men, Thy searching eye

Savior of men, Thy searching eye

Translator: John Wesley; Author: Johann Joseph Winckler
Published in 57 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Saviour of men, thy searching eye
Doth all my inmost thoughts descry:
Doth aught on earth my wishes raise,
Or the world's pleasures or its praise?

2 The love of Christ doth me constrain
To seek the wand'ring souls of men;
With cries, entreaties, tears, to save,
To snatch them from the gaping grave.

3 For this let men revile my name--
No cross I shun, I fear no shame;
All hail reproach, and welcome pain!
Only thy terrors, Lord, restrain.

4 My life, my blood, I here present,
If for thy truth they must be spent;
Fulfill thy sov'reign counsel, Lord!
Thy will be done, thy name adored!

5 Give me thy strength, O God of power;
Then let winds blow, or thunders roar,
Thy faithful witness will I be;
'Tis filed, I can do all through thee.

Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #555

Translator: John Wesley

John Wesley, the son of Samuel, and brother of Charles Wesley, was born at Epworth, June 17, 1703. He was educated at the Charterhouse, London, and at Christ Church, Oxford. He became a Fellow of Lincoln College, Oxford, and graduated M.A. in 1726. At Oxford, he was one of the small band consisting of George Whitefield, Hames Hervey, Charles Wesley, and a few others, who were even then known for their piety; they were deridingly called "Methodists." After his ordination he went, in 1735, on a mission to Georgia. The mission was not successful, and he returned to England in 1738. From that time, his life was one of great labour, preaching the Gospel, and publishing his commentaries and other theological works. He died in London, in 17… Go to person page >

Author: Johann Joseph Winckler

Winckler, John Joseph, a German Pietist, was born at Luckau, in Saxony, December 23, 1670. He was at first a pastor at Magdeburg, then a chaplain in the Protestant army, accompanying the troops to Holland and Italy, and at length returned to Magdeburg and became chief minister of the cathedral. He was no less eminent for his mental culture than for his piety. He was a preacher and writer who had the courage of his convictions, and this quality is notably manifest in the hymn by him found in this collection. He died August 11, 1722. Shall I, for fear of feeble man 225 Hymn Writers of the Church Nutter… Go to person page >

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A Collection of Hymns Adapted to the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church #d505

A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d714

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A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #d718

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A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the African Methodist Episcopal Church in America #d303

A Collection of Hymns for the use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. with a Supplement #d515

A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the United Brethren in Christ #d296

A Collection of Hymns for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America #d439

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A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America. #497

A Selection of Hymns ... Supplement to the Methodist Pocket Hymn Book. 1st ed #d234

A Selection of Hymns from Various Authors, Designed as a Supplement to the Methodist Pocket Hymn Book. 3rd ed. #d239

Family and Social Melodies #d296

Free Methodist Hymnal #d532

Hallowed Songs #d290

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Hymn Book of the Holiness Movement Church #d432

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (2nd ed.) #279b

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Hymn Book of the United Evangelical Church #442

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Hymn Service for the Sunday School #27

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Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #814

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Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #814

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Hymns for Christian Melody #647

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Hymns for Use in Divine Worship ... Seventh-Day Adventists #d920

Methodist Hymn and Tune Book #d683

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Methodist Hymn-Book #680

Songs for the Tented Grove, Gospel Meetings and Home Circle #d31

Songs for Young and Old #d123

Songs of Pilgrimage, a Hymnal for the Churches of Christ, Part I #d201

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Songs of Pilgrimage: a hymnal for the churches of Christ (2nd ed.) #216

Spiritual Songs and Hymns for Pilgrims. New Church ed. #d163

The Advent Christian Hymnal #d724

The American Hymn and Tune Book #d669

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The Baptist Psalmody: a selection of hymns for the worship of God #948

The Evangelical Hymn and Tune Book #d631

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The Hymn Book of the Free Methodist Church #298

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The Revivalist: a Collection of Choice Revival Hymns and Tunes #247

The Saints' Harp #d713

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The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #1034

The Union Harp and Revival Chorister. Rev ed. #d308

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The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #555

The Wesleyan Methodist Hymnal #d474

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