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I sought the Lord, and afterward I knew

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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, O the whole
of love is but my answer, Lord, to thee;
for thou wert long beforehand with my soul,
always thou lovedst me.

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First Line:
I sought the Lord, and afterward I knew
Title:
I sought the Lord, and afterward I knew
Author:
Jean Ingelow (1878)
Meter:
10.10.10.6
Source:
One Hundred Holy Songs, Carols and Sacred Ballads (London: Longmans, Green and Co.)
Copyright:
Public Domain
Liturgical Use:
Songs of Response

Tune Information

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Title:
PEACE (Chadwick)
Composer:
George W. Chadwick (1893)
Meter:
10.10.10.6
Copyright:
Public Domain