Ask, and ye shall receive;
On this my hope I build:
I ask forgiveness, and believe
My prayer shall be fulfill'd.
Seek, and expect to find:
Wounded to death in soul,
I seek the Saviour of mankind;
His touch can make me whole.
Knock, and with patience wait,
Faith shall free entrance win:
I stand and knock at mercy's gate;
Lord Jesus! let me in.
How should I ask in vain?
Seek, and not find Thee, Lord?
Knock, and yet no admittance gain?
Is it not in Thy word?
Time, ruin, change, decay,
The lines can never blot,
Though heaven and earth shall pass away,
Thy Word, O God! shall not.
Sacred Poems and Hymns
Ask, and ye shall receive. J. Montgomery. [Prayer.] Written Sept. 10, 1832, and, according to notes by Montgomery on the original manuscript, sent in manuscript to several persona at different times (M. MSS.). It was included by him in his Original Hymns, 1853, No. 67, in 5 stanzas of 4 lines, and entitled, "Asking, Seeking, Finding." It is based upon Matt. vii. 7, 8. It is common use both in Great Britain and America, but in each case to a limited extent.
-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
|Instances (1 - 9 of 9)||First Line||Title||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|A Pastor's Selection of Hymns and Tunes: for Worship in the Church and Family #407||"Ask, and ye shall receive"||1859|
|Sacred Poems and Hymns #67||Ask, and ye shall receive||Ask, and ye shall receive||James Montgomery||6.6.8/6||Matthew 7:7-8||1854|
|Shining Pearls #d3||Ask, and ye shall receive, On this my hope I build||James Mongtomery||1868|
|The Devotional Hymn and Tune Book: for social and public worship #474||"Ask, and ye shall receive"||1864|
|The Devotional Hymn Book #d38||Ask, and ye shall receive, On this my hope I build||James Mongtomery||1864|
|The Little Sunbeam #d3||Ask, and ye shall receive, On this my hope I build||James Mongtomery||1867|
|The Palm: a collection of sacred music, for choirs, singing schools and conventions #157a||Ask, and ye shall receive, On this my hope I build||1870|
|The Sabbath Hymn and Tune Book: for the service of song in the house of the Lord #118b||Ask, and ye shall receive, On this my hope I build||1859|
|The Sabbath Hymn Book. Baptist ed. #d58||Ask, and ye shall receive, On this my hope I build||James Mongtomery||1858|