O Seek the Lord Today

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1 Oh, seek the Lord today!
Today He hath salvation.
Approach Him while He may
Still hear thy supplication.
Repent and seek His grace.
His call to thee doth sound;
Oh turn to Him thy face
While yet He may be found.

2 Behold the sun of grace
So brightly on thee shineth;
Oh, take with Christ thy place
While He to thee inclineth.
Perchance His summons may
Ere long be sent to thee;
Oh, turn to Him today,
Let Him thy solace be.

3 There is salvation still
For hearts contritely crying
To Him whose gracious will
Is now to save the dying.
His grace doth beckon thee
To seek thy Savior blest;
Oh, hasten, swiftly flee
Unto His blessed rest.

4 As in its mother's arm
The child sweet comfort gaineth,
So, shielding thee from harm,
The Lord thy heart sustaineth,
Oh, seek that sweet repose,
Come unto Him and stay;
Thy Savior now is close,
Oh, come to Him today.

Source: Hymnal for Church and Home (2nd ed.) #184

Author: Hans Adolf Brorson

Hans Adolph Brorson (June 20, 1694, Randerup – June 3, 1764, Ribe) was a Danish Pietist bishop and hymn writer. Brorson belonged to a clerical family, both of this brothers were energetic and successful Pietist vicars. He began publishing hymns in 1732 while a pastor in southern Jutland. His most important work was Troens rare klenodie (1739; "The Rare Jewel of the Faith"), which contained many translations of German Pietist hymns and 82 original pieces and went though seven editions in Brorson's lifetime. He was elected bishop of Ribe in 1741, where he remained for the rest of his life. His outward social success as a clerical administrator was contrasted by private sorrows (an insane son, the early death of his first wife) but he res… Go to person page >

Translator: P. C. Paulsen

Paul Christian Paulsen was born on March 26, 1881, in Alstrup, Jutland, Denmark. He emigrated to America in 1904, was ordained in 1911, and served as a Lutheran pastor in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, California, and Alberta, Canada. He died on July 26, 1948. NN, Hymnary Go to person page >

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First Line: O seek the Lord today
Title: O Seek the Lord Today
Author: Hans Adolf Brorson
Translator: P. C. Paulsen
Language: English



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