by Stephen Collins Foster (1826 - 1864)

Seek and ye shall find
Language: English 
Who has our Redeemer heard, 
Whose voice was good and kind? 
Thus he spoke in holy word: 
Seek and ye shall find. 

Ask and it shall be given, 
Seek and ye shall find. 
Every prayer is heard in heaven 
That is breathed from a truthful mind. 

Come with gentle, contrite heart, 
And seek the Savior's grace, 
Come, that when from earth we part, 
We'll meet him face to face. 

Every prayer is heard above, 
That we sincerely feel. 
Every sigh is received with love, 
When we repenting kneel. 

Life to all, our Lord has shown, 
Then be to Hope resigned, 
When around you, doubts are thrown 
"Seek and ye shall find."


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This text was added to the website: 2015-12-26
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Word count: 112