Search Me, O God

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1 Search me, O God, and know my heart today;
Try me, O Savior, know my thoughts, I pray.
See if there be some wicked way in me;
Cleanse me from ev'ry sin and set me free.

2 I praise thee, Lord, for cleansing me from sin;
Fulfill thy Word, and make me pure within.
Fill me with fire where once I burned with shame;
Grant my desire to magnify thy name.

3 Lord, take my life and make it wholly thine;
Fill my poor heart with thy great love divine.
Take all my will, my passion, self, and pride;
I now surrender; Lord, in me abide.


1 Mi corazón, oh examinia hoy;
mis pensamientos prueba, oh Señor.
Ve si en mí perversidades hay;
por sendas rectas lléveme tu amor.

2 Dame, Señor, más de tu plenitud,
pues que tú eres fuente de salud.
Sobre la cruz, en medio del dolor,
brotar la hiciste por tu gran amor.

3 En tu redil por siempre estaré,
pues a tu lado, mal no temeré.
Guarda mi fe para poder vencer
hasta que al fin tu faz yo pueda ver.

Source: Santo, Santo, Santo: cantos para el pueblo de Dios = Holy, Holy, Holy: songs for the people of God #506

Author: J. Edwin Orr

Rv James Edwin Orr MA ThD EdD PhD United Kingdom/USA. Born at Belfast, Northern Ireland, son of a jeweler with both British and American citizenship (so his children did as well), he studied at the College of Technology, Belfast, Ireland. After spending some years as a baker, he began evangelizing in Britian and in Europe. In 1937 he married Ivy Carol Carlson, and they had a daughter: Eileen. After their marriage, the Orrs evangelized in Australia (1939), China, Canada, South America, and the U.S. In 1939 he enrolled at Northwest University, and in 1940 was ordained into the Baptist Christian ministry at Newark, NJ. He received a MA from Northwest University in 1941 and a ThD from Northern Baptist Seminary in 1943. During WWII he s… Go to person page >


[Search me, O God, and know my heart today] (Maori)

The tune was adapted from "Swiss Cradle Song" by Clement Scott. It was released by the Australian music company W. H. Paling and Co. in 1913. It was then adapted in New Zealand for a farewell song for Maori soldiers beginning in World War I, modified with the words "This is the hour," used as a wal…

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