When I sought him, freely brought him

When I sought him, freely brought him

Author: C. Austin Miles
Tune: [When I sought Him, freely brought Him]
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Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 When I sought Him, freely bro’t Him,
Life surrendered unto Him alone;
Lo! He drew me, hastened to me,
Hands outstretched to clasp my own.

Refrain:
When He held out His hand to me,
When He held out His hand to me,
The print of the nails, the print of the nails,
For tears, I scarcely could see.
When He held out His hand to me,
When He held out His hand to me,
I could not resist, those nail-prints I kissed,
When He held out His hand to me.

2 Heav’nly treasure beyond measure,
Filled my empty soul with love divine,
As I knew Him hastened to Him,
Clasped His holy hand in mine. [Refrain]

3 Never lonely, Jesus only
Now in fellowship divine I know;
Not another, friend or brother
Can prevent its priceless flow. [Refrain]

Source: New Songs of Praise and Power 1-2-3 Combined #37

Author: C. Austin Miles

Charles Austin Miles USA 1868-1946. Born at Lakehurst, NJ, he attended the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and the University of PA. He became a pharmacist. He married Bertha H Haagen, and they had two sons: Charles and Russell. In 1892 he abandoned his pharmacy career and began writing gospel songs. At first he furnished compositions to the Hall-Mack Publishing Company, but soon became editor and manager, where he worked for 37 years. He felt he was serving God better in the gospel song writing business, than as a pharmacist. He published the following song books: “New songs of the gospel” (1900), “The service of praise” (1900), “The voice of praise” (1904), “The tribute of song” (1904), “New songs of the gospel… Go to person page >

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First Line: When I sought him, freely brought him
Author: C. Austin Miles
Refrain First Line: When he held out his hand to me
Copyright: Public Domain

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