Scripture Verse

Those that seek Me early shall find Me. Proverbs 8:17


Eliza E. Hewitt (1851–1920)

Words: Eli­za E. Hew­itt, in The Young Peo­ple’s Hym­nal (Nash­ville, Ten­nes­see: Pub­lish­ing House, Me­tho­dist Epis­co­pal Church, South, 1890).

Music: John R. Swe­ney (🔊 pdf nwc).

John R. Sweney (1837–1899)


Life wears a different face to me,
Since I found my Sav­ior;
Rich mercy at the cross I see,
My dying, living Sav­ior.


Golden sunbeams round me play;
Jesus turns my night to day;
Heaven seems not far away,
Since I found my Sav­ior.

He sought me in His wondrous love,
So I found my Sav­ior;
He brought sal­va­tion from above,
My dear, al­migh­ty Sav­ior.


The passing clouds may intervene,
Since I found my Sav­ior;
But He is with me, though unseen,
My ever present Sav­ior.


A strong hand kindly holds my own,
Since I found my Sav­ior;
It leads me onward to the throne,
Oh, there I’ll see my Sav­ior!