Search Me, O God

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Search me, O God, and know my heart today (Orr)

Author: J. Edwin Orr
Tune: [Search me, O God, and know my heart today] (Maori)
Published in 91 hymnals

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1 Search me, O God, and know my heart today;
try me, O Savior, know my thoughts, I pray.
See if there be some wicked way in me;
cleanse me from every sin and set me free.

2 I praise thee, Lord, for cleansing me from sin;
fulfill thy word and make me pure within.
Fill me with fire where once I burned with shame;
grant my desire to magnify thy name.

3 Lord, take my life, and make it wholly thine;
fill my poor heart with thy great love divine.
Take all my will, my passion, self, and pride;
I now surrender, Lord-- in me abide.

Source: Hymns of Promise: a large print songbook #132

Author: J. Edwin Orr

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[Search me, O God, and know my heart today] (Maori)

The tune was adapted from "Swiss Cradle Song" by Clement Scott. It was released by the Australian music company W. H. Paling and Co. in 1913. It was then adapted in New Zealand for a farewell song for Maori soldiers beginning in World War I, modified with the words "This is the hour," used as a wal…

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