Seek the Lord and His Strength

Seek the Lord and His strength, seek His face evermore

Author: Julia H. Johnston
Tune: [Seek the Lord and His strength, seek His face evermore]
Published in 2 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Seek the Lord and His strength, seek His face evermore,
Turn to Him in the hour of your need;
Sing to Him, "Sing His praise," talk of all He hath done,
He is mighty in word and in deed.

Chorus:
"Seek the Lord and His strength, seek His face evermore,"
We are weak but Jehovah is strong;
We shall conquer and sing in the name of the King,
For the Lord is our strength and our song.

2 There are fightings and fears both without and within,
There are foes on the left and the right,
Take the armor of God, put your trust in His name,
And be strong in the power of His might. [Chorus]

3 Let not sin like a cloud, Hide the light of His face,
O beware lest you stumble and fall,
Do not share with an idol the love that He claims,
Let the Savior be all and in all. [Chorus]

4 O be loving and loyal, be faithful and true,
For His banner above you is Love;
Look away from yourself, from your weakness and fear,
To Jehovah who reigneth above. [Chorus]

Source: Crowning Glory No. 1: a choice collection of gospel hymns #132

Author: Julia H. Johnston

Julia Harriet Johnston, who was born on Jan. 21, 1849, at Salineville, OH, in Columbiana County. Her father was a minister and he mother was a poet. She began writing when she was nine years old but really started writing verse in high school. She lived in Peoria, Ill. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Seek the Lord and His strength, seek His face evermore
Title: Seek the Lord and His Strength
Author: Julia H. Johnston
Language: English
Refrain First Line: "Seek the Lord and His strength, seek His face evermore"
Publication Date: 1890
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.

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Crowning Glory No. 1: a choice collection of gospel hymns #132

The Crowning Glory Nos. 1 and 2 #d306

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