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.
2
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.


Sarah Anne

Ochtrup, Nordrheinwestfalen, Thailand

This hymn, fits so what was preached this morning. For God to shine the light on us, to uncover hidden sins. and through our faults and Trials, to know and believe God's promises. He never lies, and what He promises He also Gives. I am astounded day by day by God's wonderful Compassion, but most of all His Love. Amen which surrounds my Family and myself. Hallelujah!!!!!!!!!!