O Seek the Lord in Prayer

Author: John A. Dalles

Born: Sep­tem­ber 13, 1954, Pitts­burgh, Penn­syl­van­ia. A lifelong Pres­by­ter­i­an, John Dalles has lived in Pitts­burgh, Coates­ville, Lan­cas­ter, and State Coll­ege, Penn­syl­van­ia; and South Bend, In­di­a­na. He re­ceived the Ba­che­lor of Sci­ence in Ar­chi­tect­ure from Penn­syl­van­ia State in 1976. While en­gaged in a se­mes­ter abroad in Pet­worth, Eng­land, he sensed a call to the min­is­try. An ar­chi­tect­ur­al de­sign­er be­fore di­vin­i­ty stu­dies, he re­ceived the Mas­ter of Di­vin­ity from Lan­cas­ter The­o­lo­gic­al Sem­in­a­ry in 1982. Dur­ing sem­in­a­ry, he served as a re­source con­sult­ant for the orig­in­al Par­ish Re­source Cen­ter in L… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O seek the Lord in prayer
Title: O Seek the Lord in Prayer
Author: John A. Dalles (1993)
Meter: SM refrain
Language: English
Notes: “O Seek the Lord in Prayer” was writ­ten in Pitts­burgh [Penn­syl­van­ia] in 1993. As with ma­ny of my hymn texts, it came as a re­sult of my per­son­al de­vo­tion­al time, and is based on what I had read that morn­ing, Matthew 18:20. It was first sung at Fox Cha­pel Pres­by­ter­i­an Church and first pub­lished in The Cov­e­nant Hymna­l of The Evangelical Covenant Church.
Copyright: © 1993 John A. Dalles. Used by permission.

Tune

MARION (Messiter)

Arthur H. Messiter (b. Frome, Somersetshire, England, 1834; d. New York, NY, 1916) composed MARION for this text in 1883 and named it after his wife. The tune was published in the Hymnal with Music as Used in Trinity Church (1893), a hymnal compiled by Messiter during his long term of service as org…

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Media

The Cyber Hymnal #5310
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