Search me, O God, my actions try

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1 Search me, O God! my actions try,
And let my life appear
As seen by Thine all searching eye—
To mine my ways make clear.

2 Search all my sense and know my heart,
Who only canst make known,
And let the deep, the hidden part,
To me be fully shown.

3 Throw light into the darkened cells
Where passions reign within;
Quicken my conscience till it feels
The loathsomeness of sin.

4 Search all my thoughts, the secret springs,
The motives that control;
The chambers where polluted things
Hold empire o’er the soul.

5 Search, till Thy fiery glance hast cast
Its holy light thro’ all,
And I by grace am brought at last
Before Thy face to fall.

6 Thus prostrate, I shall learn of Thee
What I now feebly prove,
That God alone in Christ can be
Unutterable love.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #11512

Author: Francis Bottome

Bottome, F., S.T.D., was born in Derbyshire, England, May 26, 1823. In 1850, having removed to America, he entered the ministry of the Methodist Episcopalian Church; and in 1872 he received the degree of S.T.D. from Dickinson's College, Carlisle, Penn. In addition to assisting in the compilation of B. P. Smith's Gospel Hymns, London, 1872: Centenary Singer, 1869; Hound Lake, 1872, he has written:— 1. Come, Holy Ghost, all sacred fire. Invocation of the Holy Spirit. Appeared in R. P. Smith's Gospel Hymns, 1872. It is in several collections, including the Ohio Hymn Book of the Evangelical Association, 1881, No. 364. 2. Full salvation, full salvation. Joy of full Salvation. Written in 1871, and published in a collection by D… Go to person page >

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First Line: Search me, O God, my actions try
Author: Francis Bottome

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