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Searcher and Savior of My Soul

Searcher and Saviour of my soul

Author: John Henry Livingston (1814)
Tune: FEDERAL STREET
Published in 4 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Searcher and Savior of my soul,
my Sun, my Shield, my sovereign Judge,
all things are naked to thy view,
my heart, my thoughts, my words, my ways.

2 Oft to thy Word my Soul repairs;
thence I my highest comforts draw;
though foes may fight and devils rage,
if God be for me, all is well.

3 Sustain me then with promised grace,
revive my heart, increase my faith:
seal to my soul thy pardoning love,
let strength be equal to my day.

4 Supremely wise and good and great;
O! search my heart and try my ways.
Thy work I love, thy judgments fear,
and tremble while I pray and praise.


Source: Rejoice in the Lord #40

Author: John Henry Livingston

(no biographical information available about John Henry Livingston.) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Searcher and Saviour of my soul
Title: Searcher and Savior of My Soul
Author: John Henry Livingston (1814)
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English

Tune

FEDERAL STREET

Henry Kemble Oliver (b. Beverly, MA, 1800; d. Salem, MA, 1885) composed FEDERAL STREET in 1832, possibly as an imitation of earlier psalm tunes in long meter. He took it to a music class taught by Lowell Mason (who may have contributed to the harmony); Mason (PHH 96) published it in his Boston Acade…

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Text

Rejoice in the Lord #40

Include 3 pre-1979 instances
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