Sunday, October 25, 2009

Today's Sequence Hymn

What a beauty today's sequence hymn was: #689, "I sought the Lord." The tune (Faith, by J. Harold Moyer) is gorgeous. And the words are deeply moving:

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.

1 comment:

The Postulant said...

Ah, one of my very favorites -- we sang it at my ordination to the priesthood.