Seek Where Ye may to Find a Way

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1 Seek where ye may
To find a way
That leads to your salvation;
My heart is stilled,
On Christ I build,
He is the one Foundation.
His Word is sure,
His works endure;
He doth o'erthrow
My ev'ry foe;
Through Him I more than conquer.

2 Seek whom ye may
To be your stay;
None can redeem his brother.
All helpers failed,
This Man prevailed,
The God-man, and none other.
Our Servant-Lord
Did help afford;
We're justified,
For He hath died,
The guiltless for the guilty.

3 Seek Him alone,
Who did atone,
Who did your souls deliver;
Yea, seek Him first,
All ye who thirst
For grace that faileth never.
In ev'ry need
Seek Him indeed;
To ev'ry heart
He will impart
His blessings without measure.

4 My heart's Delight,
My Crown most bright,
Thou, Jesus, art forever.
Nor wealth nor pride
Nor aught beside
Our bond of love shall sever.
Thou art my Lord;
Thy precious Word
Shall be my guide,
Whate'er betide.
Oh, teach me, Lord, to trust Thee!

5 Hide not from me,
I ask of Thee,
Thy gracious face and favor.
Though floods of woe
Should o'er me flow,
My faith shall never waver.
From pain and grief
Grant sweet relief;
For tears I weep,
Lord, let me reap
Thy heav'nly joy and glory.



Source: Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #207

Author: Georg Weissel

Weissel, Georg, son of Johann Weissel, judge and afterwards burgomaster at Doranau, near Königsberg, was born at Domnau in 1590. He studied at the University of Königsberg, from 1608 to 1611, and thereafter, for short periods, at Wittenberg, Leipzig, Jena, Strassburg, Basel and Marburg In 1614 he was appointed rector of the school at Friedland near Domnau, but resigned this post after three years, and returned to Königsberg to resume his studies in theology. Finally, in 1623, he became pastor of the newly erected Altrossgart church at Königsberg, where he remained till his death, on August 1, 1635. Weissel was one of the most important of the earlier hymn-writers of Prussia. His hymns, about 20 in all, are good in style, moderate in le… Go to person page >

Translator: Arthur P. Voss

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Text Information

First Line: Seek where ye may To find a way
Title: Seek Where Ye may to Find a Way
German Title: Such, wer da will, ein ander Ziel
Author: Georg Weissel
Translator: Arthur P. Voss
Meter: 4.4.7.4.4.7.4.4.4.4.7
Language: English
Copyright: Tr. © 1938 Concordia Publishing House

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Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #395
Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #207TextPage Scan
Lutheran Service Book #557
Lutheran Worship #358Text
Include 2 pre-1979 instances



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