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

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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




NUN DANKET, named for the incipit of Rinkart's text, has been associated with this text ever since they were published together by Johann Crüger (PHH 42) in his Praxis Pietatis Melica (1647). Like most modern hymnals, the Psalter Hymnal prints the isorhythmic (all equal rhythms) version. The tune w…

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