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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.

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 (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



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