What My Soul Seeks

What my soul seeks, O Redeemer

Author: Catherine Booth-Clibborn
Tune: [What my soul seeks, O Redeemer]
Published in 4 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 What my soul seeks, O Redeemer,
’Tis thy wondrous gift of love:
Let this Heav’n born flame forever
Burn within me from above;
Love divine, love deep and tender,
Love that "seeketh not her own,"
Good for evil e’er can render,
Loving the most hardened one.

Refrain:
Love that never faileth,
Love that sacrificeth,
Love that all endureth,
I claim that love from Thee.

2 Self renouncing, self forgetting,
Envy is to it unknown;
Dearest interests sacrificing,
Claiming nothing for its own;
Hearts of stone, hard, cold and haughty,
Hearts which nothing else can move,
Melt and change beneath the mighty
Overwhelming force of love. [Refrain]

3 Love knows naught of proud ambition;
It is meek and suffereth long;
Not in words alone, but action,
It is patient, kind and strong;
Interceding and prevailing,
Hoping all things to the end;
Grieved, despised, yet never failing,
Nothing can this love offend. [Refrain]

4 Face to face with sin and sorrow,
Spreading, deepening, day by day;
In the Savior’s steps to follow—
Can alone such woes allay;
Slighted, wounded and rejected,
Death can never quench its flame;
O my soul, be not dejected;
Love divine is e’er the same. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #13029

Author: Catherine Booth-Clibborn

Catherine Booth-Clibborn (Katie Booth) (18 September 1858 – 9 May 1955) was the oldest daughter of William and Catherine Booth. She was also known as "la Maréchale". See also in: Wikipedia  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: What my soul seeks, O Redeemer
Title: What My Soul Seeks
Author: Catherine Booth-Clibborn
Refrain First Line: Love that never faileth
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #13029
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  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)

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The Cyber Hymnal #13029

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