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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]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Full 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.

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 (1868-1946) Born: Jan­u­a­ry 7, 1868, Lake­hurst, New Jer­sey. Died: March 10, 1946, Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia. Buried: Hill­crest Me­mor­i­al Park, Sew­ell, New Jer­sey. Pseudonym: A. A. Payn. Miles at­tende­d the Phil­a­del­phia Coll­ege of Phar­ma­cy and the Un­i­ver­si­ty of Penn­syl­van­ia. In 1892, he aban­don­ed his ca­reer as a phar­ma­cist and wrote his first Gos­pel song, “List ’Tis Je­sus’ Voice” which was pub­lished by the Hall-Mack Com­pa­ny. He served as ed­i­tor and man­a­ger at the Hall-Mack pub­lish­ers for 37 years. In his own words: It is as a writ­er of gos­pel songs I am proud to be known, for in that way I may be of the most… Go to person page >

Text Information

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