Scripture Verse

Ye shall seek Me, and find Me, when ye shall search for Me with all your heart. Jeremiah 29:13

Introduction

Words: Fre­da H. All­en, in Hymns of Con­se­cra­tion and Faith, by James Moun­tain, new & en­larged ed­i­tion (Lon­don: Mar­shall Bro­thers, 1902), num­ber 180.

Music: Ev­en Me Will­iam B. Brad­bu­ry, 1862 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of All­en (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

portrait
William B. Bradbury
(1816–1868)

Lyrics

Lord, Thou knowest all the hunger
Of the heart that seeks Thee now;
How my soul hath long been craving
What Thou only canst bestow.

Refrain

Seeking now, seeking now,
Let Thy Spirit meet me now.

Failure in my walk and witness,
Failure in my work I see;
Fruitless toil, un-Christlike living,
Calling forth no praise to Thee.

Refrain

Now to Thee my soul confesses
All its failure, all its sin;
All the pride, the self-contentment,
All the secret faults within.

Refrain

Save me from myself, my Father,
From each subtle form of pride;
Lead me now with Christ to Calvary,
Show me I with Him have died.

Refrain

No more let it be my working
Nor my wisdom, love or power,
But the life of Jesus only,
Passing through me hour by hour.

Refrain

Let the fullness of Thy spirit
Resting on Him cover me,
That the witness borne to others,
May bring glory, Lord, to Thee.

Refrain

Father, in Thy Son’s name, pleading,
I believe my prayer is heard;
And I praise Thee for the answer,
Resting simply on Thy Word.

Praising now, praising now,
Thou hast answered, Lord, I know!