Searching the scriptures, the blessed scriptures

Searching the scriptures, the blessed scriptures

Author: William A. Ogden
Tune: [Searching the Scriptures, the blessed Scriptures]
Published in 7 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Searching the Scriptures, the blessed Scriptures,
Seeking the Saviour day by day,
Striving to learn the wondrous story,—
What does the blessed Bible say?

Refrain:
Go and inquire, the King commandeth;
Ask of the Lord for me and thee;
Knock at the open door of mercy,
Where there is pardon full and free.

2 Searching the Scriptures, the blessed Scriptures,
Seeking to know the heav’nly way,
Trying to reach the golden city,—
What does the blessed Bible say? [Refrain]

3 Searching the Scriptures, the blessed Scriptures,
Seeking the wand’rers by the way,
Trying to point a soul to Jesus,—
What does the blessed Bible say? [Refrain]

Source: The Crowning Day : For use in Sunday Schools and Gospel Meetings #61

Author: William A. Ogden

William A. Ogden, 1841-1897 Born: Oc­to­ber 10, 1841, Frank­lin Coun­ty, Ohio. Died: Oc­to­ber 14, 1897, To­le­do, Ohio. When Ogden was six years old, his fam­i­ly moved to In­di­a­na. He began stu­dy­ing mu­sic in lo­cal sing­ing schools at age 8, and could read church mu­sic fair­ly well by age 10. A lit­tle la­ter, he could write a mel­o­dy by hear­ing it sung or played. When he was 18, he be­came a chor­ist­er in his home church. At the out­break of the Amer­i­can ci­vil war, Og­den en­list­ed in the 30th In­di­a­na Vol­un­teer In­fant­ry. Duri­ng the war he or­gan­ized a male choir, which be­came well known throug­hout the Ar­my of the Cum­ber­land. After the war, Og­den r… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Searching the scriptures, the blessed scriptures
Author: William A. Ogden
Refrain First Line: Go and inquire, the King commandeth
Copyright: Public Domain

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Instances

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