Scripture Verse

Seek ye the Lord while He may be found. Isaiah 55:6


Words: Ro­bert C. Brack­en­bu­ry, in Short Ser­mons for Child­ren, by Re­bec­ca Wil­kin­son, cir­ca 1795.

Music: Ca­pel­lo Lo­well Ma­son (1792–1872) (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

Lowell Mason


My son, know thou the Lord,
Thy father’s God obey;
Seek His protecting care by night,
His guardian hand by day.

Call, while He may be found;
Seek Him while He is near;
Serve Him with all thy heart and mind,
And worship Him with fear.

If Thou wilt seek his face,
His ear will hear Thy cry;
Then shalt Thou find His mercy sure,
His grace forever nigh.

But if thou leave thy God,
Nor choose the path to Heaven,
Then shalt thou perish in thy sins,
And never be forgiven.