Seek the Lord, Whose Willing Presence

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Source: Moravian Book of Worship #780
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Author: Carl P. Daw, Jr.

Carl P. Daw, Jr. (b. Louisville, KY, 1944) is the son of a Baptist minister. He holds a PhD degree in English (University of Virginia) and taught English from 1970-1979 at the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia. As an Episcopal priest (MDiv, 1981, University of the South, Sewanee, Tennesee) he served several congregations in Virginia, Connecticut and Pennsylvania. From 1996-2009 he served as the Executive Director of The Hymn Society in the United States and Canada. Carl Daw began to write hymns as a consultant member of the Text committee for The Hymnal 1982, and his many texts often appeared first in several small collections, including A Year of Grace: Hymns for the Church Year (1990); To Sing God’s Praise (1992), New… Go to person page >

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First Line: Seek the Lord, whose willing presence
Title: Seek the Lord, Whose Willing Presence
Author: Carl P. Daw, Jr.
Meter: 8.7.8.7
Language: English
Copyright: © 1990 by Hope Publishing Company. All rights reserved. Used by permission

Tune

RESTORATION

ARISE is an anonymous American folk melody. Set to "Mercy, O Thou Son of David," the tune was published in William Walker's (PHH 44) Southern Harmony (1835) with the title RESTORATION. Its name was changed to ARISE (after the refrain in the ballad about the prodigal son) when it was set to Hart's te…

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