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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 Saviour true;
        For I was found by 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 O, the whole
Of love is but my answer, Lord, to Thee!
For long beforehand Thou didst bless my soul;
        And ever hast loved me.
The Pilgrim Hymnal, 1904