Search me, O God, my actions try

1
Search me, O God, my actions try,
  And let my life appear
As seen by Thine all-searching eye—
  To mine my ways make clear.
2
Search all my sense, and know my heart
  Who only canst make known,
And let the deep, the hidden part
  To me be fully shown.
3
Throw light into the darkened cells,
  Where passion reigns within;
Quicken my conscience till it feels
  The loathsomeness of sin.
4
Search all my thoughts, the secret springs,
  The motives that control;
The chambers where polluted things
  Hold empire o’er the soul.
5
Search, till Thy fiery glance has cast
  Its holy light through all,
And I by grace am brought at last
  Before Thy face to fall.
6
Thus prostrate I shall learn of Thee,
  What now I feebly prove,
That God alone in Christ can be
  Unutterable love.
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Karl Constantine Folkes

Valley Cottage, NY, United States

I was deeply touched in reading and meditating on this six-stanza poem which came to my attention today, March 10, 2022. The sentiments of the poem are quite close to my own poem, “Search me, O Lord, ” composed on February 11, 2022, and available online on poetry. com under my full name. Thanks for this uplifting prayerful message.

Karl C. Folkes

Elder

Elim Alliance Church

Valley Cottage, New York


Arokoyo Frederick

Abuja,m, FCT, Nigeria

Thanks for this hymn, God has used it to blessed me for years and is still a blessing to me now. Glory to God!


Yuri

Happy Valley, United States

Lord make me your prisoner


Alberto Coelho

Sligo, Ireland

This is not just a hymn but a prayer sung of a contrite heart. We find very few songs like this today.


Sashalee

Jamaica

I bless the Lord for this song. I am sitting looking at myself in the spirit and watching how much I am full of pride. And I have done nothing. I OWE IT ALL TO JESUS. I definitely will be going to God again this morning in prayer for light to be thrown in my darken cells.


Brian

A wonderful hymn to pray. The light shines & we loath ourselves. Verses 4&5 are so poetic & beautiful. I enjoyed praying this hymn this morning, opening to the Lord. I love Him.


Kelvin

Nigeria, Nigeria

Thank you for putting this hymn here. I looked for it for a very long time now, put the spirit of God put it my heart during my prayers tonight. How good it is to know the importance of the light of God in our hearts.


Juliet Campbell

Kingston, Jamaica

A beautifully written song that truly inspires.


Ian Campbell

Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom

Excellent hymn


Bob

WA, United States

Leonard Ravenhill references this hymn in his sermon "Pure Heart and Pure Church," recorded on Sermonaudio.com. The last four stanzas are so rich. God thank You for the hymns that draw us into Your heart, and bring us to welcome You into our own hearts.