1 Seek the Lord who now is present, pray to One who is at hand.
Let the wicked cease from sinning, evildoers change their mind.
On the sinful God has pity; those returning God forgives.
This is what the Lord is saying to a world that disbelieves.
2 “Judge Me not by human standards! As the vault of heaven soars
High above the earth, so higher are my thoughts and ways than yours.
See how rain and snow from heaven make earth blossom and bear fruit,
Giving you, before returning, seed for sowing, bread to eat:
3 “So My Word returns not fruitless; does not from its labors cease
Till it has achieved My purpose in a world of joy and peace.”
God is love! How close the prophet to that vital gospel word!
In Isaiah’s inspiration it is Jesus we have heard!
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Author: Fred Pratt Green
The name of the Rev. F. Pratt Green is one of the best-known of the contemporary school of hymnwriters in the British Isles. His name and writings appear in practically every new hymnal and "hymn supplement" wherever English is spoken and sung. And now they are appearing in American hymnals, poetry magazines, and anthologies.
Mr. Green was born in Liverpool, England, in 1903. Ordained in the British Methodist ministry, he has been pastor and district superintendent in Brighton and York, and now served in Norwich. There he continued to write new hymns "that fill the gap between the hymns of the first part of this century and the 'far-out' compositions that have crowded into some churches in the last decade or more."
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Display Title: Seek the Lord (Busquen a Dios)First Line: Seek the Lord who now is present (Busquen a Dios, presente se encuentra)Tune Title: LEAP DAYAuthor: Fred Pratt Green, 1903-2000; George Lockwood, b. 1946Meter: 8 7 8 7 DScripture: Isaiah 55:6-11; Jeremiah 31:31-34; Colossians 1:9-14Date: 2013Subject: Lenten Season | ; Tiempo de Cuaresma | ; Rites of the Church | Penance; Ritos de la Iglesia | Penitencia; Amor de Dios para Nosotros | ; Love of God for Us | ; Arrepentimiento | ; Repentance | ; Buscar | ; Seeking | ; Confianza | ; Trust | ; Conversion | ; Faith | ; Fe | ; Mercy | ; Misericordia | ; Mesiánico | ; Messianic | ; Misterio de Dios | ; Mystery of God | ; Palabra de Dios | ; Word of God | ; Pecado | ; Sin | ; Petition/Prayer | ; Súplica/Oración | ; Presence of God | ; Presencia de Dios | ; Profecía | ; Prophecy | ; Providence | ; Providencia | ; Reconciliación | ; Reconciliation | ; Transcendence | ; Transcendencia |
Display Title: Seek the LordFirst Line: Seek the Lord who now is presentTune Title: GENEVAAuthor: Fred Pratt GreenMeter: 87.87 DScripture: Isaiah 55:6-11Date: 1989Subject: The Glory of the Triune God | God's Nature; Canticles, Metrical Paraphrase of | ; Adoration and Praise | ; Christian Year | Lent; Evening Prayer | ; Forgiveness | ; Nature | ; Presence (Holy Spirit) |