Title: I Sought the Lord
Composer: George W. Chadwick, 1890
Author: Anon., ca. 1890
Theme: Call to the Christian Life;Christian Experience;Jesus Christ: Love For;Jesus Christ: Love of;Prevenient Grace: Invitation
1. 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. 2. 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. 3. 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.