Seek the Lord

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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." --Seven New Hymns o… Go to person page >

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First Line: Seek the Lord who now is present
Title: Seek the Lord
Author: Fred Pratt Green (1986)
Meter: D
Copyright: Words © 1989 by Hope Publishing Co.



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