I sought the Lord
I sought the Lord, and afterward I knew
he moved my soul to seek him, seeking me.
It was not I that found, O Savior true,
no, I was found of thee.
Thou didst reach forth thy hand and mine enfold,
I walked and sank not on the storm-vexed sea.
'Twas not so much that I on thee took hold
as thou, dear Lord, on me.
I find, I walk, I love, but, oh, the whole
of love is but my answer, Lord, to thee!
For thou wert long beforehand with my soul,
always thou lovedst me.
Words: Holy Songs, Carols, and Sacred Ballads, 1880
Tune: J. Harold Moyer, 1965, The Mennonite Hymnal, 1969
Music copyright © 1969 Faith & Life/Mennonite Publishing House
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