Savior of men, Thy searching eye

Savior of men, Thy searching eye

Translator: John Wesley; Author: Johann Joseph Winckler
Published in 57 hymnals

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1 Saviour of men, thy searching eye
Doth all my inmost thoughts descry:
Doth aught on earth my wishes raise,
Or the world's pleasures or its praise?

2 The love of Christ doth me constrain
To seek the wand'ring souls of men;
With cries, entreaties, tears, to save,
To snatch them from the gaping grave.

3 For this let men revile my name--
No cross I shun, I fear no shame;
All hail reproach, and welcome pain!
Only thy terrors, Lord, restrain.

4 My life, my blood, I here present,
If for thy truth they must be spent;
Fulfill thy sov'reign counsel, Lord!
Thy will be done, thy name adored!

5 Give me thy strength, O God of power;
Then let winds blow, or thunders roar,
Thy faithful witness will I be;
'Tis filed, I can do all through thee.

Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #555

Translator: John Wesley

John Wesley, the son of Samuel, and brother of Charles Wesley, was born at Epworth, June 17, 1703. He was educated at the Charterhouse, London, and at Christ Church, Oxford. He became a Fellow of Lincoln College, Oxford, and graduated M.A. in 1726. At Oxford, he was one of the small band consisting of George Whitefield, Hames Hervey, Charles Wesley, and a few others, who were even then known for their piety; they were deridingly called "Methodists." After his ordination he went, in 1735, on a mission to Georgia. The mission was not successful, and he returned to England in 1738. From that time, his life was one of great labour, preaching the Gospel, and publishing his commentaries and other theological works. He died in London, in 17… Go to person page >

Author: Johann Joseph Winckler

Winckler, John Joseph, a German Pietist, was born at Luckau, in Saxony, December 23, 1670. He was at first a pastor at Magdeburg, then a chaplain in the Protestant army, accompanying the troops to Holland and Italy, and at length returned to Magdeburg and became chief minister of the cathedral. He was no less eminent for his mental culture than for his piety. He was a preacher and writer who had the courage of his convictions, and this quality is notably manifest in the hymn by him found in this collection. He died August 11, 1722. Shall I, for fear of feeble man 225 Hymn Writers of the Church Nutter… Go to person page >

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A Collection of Hymns Adapted to the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church #d505
A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d714
A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d718
A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #d718
A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #268Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the African Methodist Episcopal Church in America #d303
A Collection of Hymns for the use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. with a Supplement #d515
A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church: principally from the collection of Rev. John Wesley, M. A., late fellow of Lincoln College, Oxford; with... (Rev. & corr.) #463Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church: Principally from the Collection of the Rev. John Wesley. M. A. #463Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the United Brethren in Christ #d296
A Collection of Hymns for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America #d439
A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the United Brethren in Christ: taken from the most approved authors, and adapted to public and private worship #369Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America. #497Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns: for the use of the Methodist Episcopal Church, principally from the collection of the Rev. John Wesley, A. M., late fellow of Lincoln College..(Rev. and corr. with a supplement) #463Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns ... Supplement to the Methodist Pocket Hymn Book. 1st ed #d234
A Selection of Hymns from Various Authors, Designed as a Supplement to the Methodist Pocket Hymn Book. 3rd ed. #d239
Family and Social Melodies #d296
Free Methodist Hymnal #d532
Hallowed Songs #d290
Hymn and Tune Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South (Round Note Ed.) #225Page Scan
Hymn Book of the Holiness Movement Church #d432
Hymn Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South #225Page Scan
Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (2nd ed.) #279bPage Scan
Hymn book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (4th ed.) #279bPage Scan
Hymn Book of the United Evangelical Church #442Page Scan
Hymn Service for the Sunday School #27Page Scan
Hymn-Book of the Evangelical Association #637Page Scan
Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #814Page Scan
Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #814Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Melody #647Page Scan
Hymns for the Use of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church. Impr. ed. #d414
Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. ed. #653Page Scan
Hymns for Use in Divine Worship ... Seventh-Day Adventists #d920
Methodist Hymn and Tune Book #d683
Methodist Hymn-Book #680Page Scan
New Hymn and Tune book: an Offering of Praise for the Methodist Episcopal Church #185fPage Scan
New Hymn and Tune Book: an Offering of Praise for the Use of the African M. E. Zion Church of America #185fPage Scan
Social Hymns, and Spiritual Songs: adapted to private and public worship, selected from various authors #400Page Scan
Songs for the Tented Grove, Gospel Meetings and Home Circle #d31
Songs for Young and Old #d123
Songs of Pilgrimage, a Hymnal for the Churches of Christ, Part I #d201
Songs of Pilgrimage: a hymnal for the churches of Christ (2nd ed.) #216Page Scan
Spiritual Songs and Hymns for Pilgrims. New Church ed. #d163
The Advent Christian Hymnal #d724
The American Hymn and Tune Book #d669
The Baptist Psalmody: a selection of hymns for the worship of God #948Page Scan
The Evangelical Hymn and Tune Book #d631
The Heart and Voice: or, Songs of Praise for the Sanctuary: hymn and tune book, designed for congregational singing in the Methodist Episcopal Church, and for congregations generally #49dPage Scan
The Hymn Book of the Free Methodist Church #298Page Scan
The New Jubilee Harp, or Christian hymns and songs. a new collection of hymns and tunes for public and social worship. #422
The Reformed Methodist Pocket Hymnal: Revised: collected from various authors. Designed for the worship of God in all Christian churches. #I.182Page Scan
The Revivalist: a Collection of Choice Revival Hymns and Tunes #247Page Scan
The Saints' Harp #d713
The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #1034Page Scan
The Union Harp and Revival Chorister. Rev ed. #d308
The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #555TextPage Scan
The Wesleyan Methodist Hymnal #d474



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